“The Man I Love” 2

By Tom Quiner

The song failed not once, not twice, but thrice.

I’m talking about the classic song from the Great American Songbook, “The Man I love.”

Written by the legendary songwriting team of George and Ira Gershwin, they attempted to place it in three of their musicals but had it bounced by the director each time.

It wasn’t that the song was lousy, it just didn’t fit the genre of musical theatre. It eventually became a hit as a stand-alone single.

The Youtube video above is taken from the television series, “The Young Indiana Jones.”

This song is an American masterpiece. Enjoy.

A call for an injection of creativity in the arts 5

The most basic interval in music is a perfect third.

If you listen to much popular music, and I admit I don’t, you’ll be clubbed over the head with the sound, as the video above demonstrates.

A good friend of mine taught music theory at a local university. He is an outstanding musician in his own right, with a Phd in music. He explained what the public appreciates the most in song writing: predictability.

Their minds expect a certain, predictable ‘next note’ to occur following a series of (usually predictable) notes that precede it. It is almost as if God had hard-wired man to appreciate certain tones, and the progression of these tones, more than others… More…