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SERGEI PROKOFIEV, composing for piano at age five and writing an opera at nine.
Peter and the Wolf, written in April of 1936 for a children's theater in Moscow.
"Peter and the Wolf" is a childhood classic. Peter, his animal friends, his grandfather, the wolf and the hunters all have appropriate musical themes that make this piece a delight to hear.
I use this piece with my students to teach them about the many different instruments of the orchestra.http://www.musictechteacher.com/musicquizzes.htm
Here's a list of free resources on the internet regarding Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.
1. Music for this song, http://www.911tabs.com/link/?6894700
2. History for this song, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_and_the_Wolf
3. Lesson plans for teachers, http://www.dsokids.com/
4. Audio clips for this song, http://www.philtulga.com/Peter.html
5. Lesson plans with recordings:
6. Movie trailer, http://www.peterandthewolffilm.co.uk/trailer.html
7. Free templates, games, puppets, clip art and power point presentation:
|Clip Art Credit: http://art.phillipmartin.info/music_peter_wolf.htm|
Now there's a group called Peter and the Wolf and their song, Better Days.
The music chords are:
[A] [C#m] My old man, he sailed away [D] [A] By a boat upon the sea My mother held her head high And smiled down on me She said, "Boy, get wise Work harder, do something with your nights Look smarter I promise you it's better days ahead" aooooooooo And you, you were my friend When I had nothing to my name When all the world turned on me You still treated me the same And we've been through hell, you and me Caught drama Girl tragedy, oh brother I promise you it's better days ahead Talk to me, now.
One of my favorite songs by Peter Cetera, is Glory of Love
VERSE: C G C Tonight it's very clear as we're both lying here F C G There's so many things I want to say C F I will always love you Bb Eb Ab I would never leave you alone C G Sometimes I just forget say things I might regret C F C G It breaks my heart to see you crying C F I don't want to lose you Bb Eb Ab I could never make it alone CHORUS C F C G7 I am a man who would fight for your honor C F Dm7 G I'll be the hero you're dreaming of Am7 Dm7 C E We'll live forever knowing together Am Dm G C That we did it all for the glory of love VERSE: You keep me standing tall You help me through it all I'm always strong when you're beside me I have always needed you I could never make it alone CHORUS Fm Just like a knight in shining armor Bb Eb >From a long time ago Fm Just in time I will save the day Cm Fm Bb C G Take you to my castle far away CHORUS (with different lyrics): I am the man who will fight for your honor I'll be the hero that you're dreaming of We're gonna live forever knowing together That we did it all for the glory of love We'll live forever knowing together That we did it all for the glory of love We did it all for loveAnother great artist, Peter Townshend!
Let My Love Open the Door, by Pete Townshend (from Empty Glass) This is mostly C-G-F-G C-G-F-G, all the way through. C G F G C G F G Let people keep repeating that you'll never fall in love When everybody keeps retreating, you can't seem to get enough Let my love open the door, let my love open the door Let my love open the door, to your heart When everything feels all over and everybody seems unkind I'll give you a four leaf clover, take all the worry out of your mind Let my love open the door, let my love open the door Let my love open the door, to your heart. Am I got the only key to your heart Dm That can stop you falling apart Bb Try today your finest way (?) G Come on and give me a chance to say Am Let my love open the door Am That's all I'm living for Dm Release yourself from misery Bb G There's only one thing going to set you free That's my love Let my love open the door, let my love open the door Let my love open the door, let my love open the door When tragedy befalls you don't let it drag you down Love can cure your problems, you're so lucky I'm around Let my love open the door, let my love open the door Let my love open the door, to your heart.
Then there's Peter, Paul and Mary, one of my favorite groups.
I could do a many blog posts on their songs and the impact they made on my life.
Here are the chords to 500 Miles.
Intro: C Am C Am Dm F Dm G C [ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/p/peter-paul-and-mary/212239.html ] C Am Dm F If you miss the train I'm on, you will know that I am gone Dm Em F G You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles C Am Dm F A hundred miles, a hundred miles, a hundred miles, a hundred miles Dm Em F C You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles. Lord I'm one, Lord I'm two, Lord I'm three, Lord I'm four, Lord I'm five hundred miles from my home. Five hundred miles, five hundred miles, five hundred miles, five hundred miles, Lord I'm five hundred miles from my home. Not a shirt on my back, not a penny to my name, Lord I can't go a-home this a-way. This a-way, this a-way, this a-way, this a-way, Lord I can't go back home this a-way. C Am Dm F If you miss the train I'm on, you will know that I am gone Dm Em F C You can hear the whistle blow a hundred milesHappy Friday!
"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King