Category Archives: Posts with Audio

These posts contain links you can click on to play a recording that is (somehow) connected to the topic of the post.

A Guitar Music Double Header – The Night Game

As previously reported, I recently had the chance to do transcriptions of two of my older acoustic guitar instrumentals; pieces I have posted recordings of in the past. Now coming to the plate: “Home Alone.” On March 30, 2014, I … Continue reading

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A Guitar Music Double Header – The Day Game

I recently had the chance to do transcriptions of two of my older acoustic guitar instrumentals; pieces I have posted recordings of in the past. First up: “Sunday Morning” On October 24, 2010 (sixstr stories’ first year!), I wrote this … Continue reading

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“Hints Taken (8+4)”

The first “hint” came to me in a dream. Sometime in the wee hours of Thursday, March 5, 2021, I had a dream in which I was playing the guitar; slide guitar, actually. When I awoke, the tune I’d been … Continue reading

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A Hymn For The New Year

When I wrote “Sing To The World,” I did not envision that it would one day become my personal “Greetings to the New Year” song. But for all the times I’ve sung this song – this hymn – at this … Continue reading

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The Ballad of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”

Ballad: “A poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas, or verses.” Prelude I can hear you. “Christmas is over!” However, according to the calendar of the festive Christian season known as Twelvetide, today is the Fourth Day of … Continue reading

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“Blue Friday”

I found this recording in the Voice Memos app on my phone back in early June when I was looking for something else. What I think of as an “audio snapshot,” it was dated February 22, 2019 and titled “Blue … Continue reading

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“Waltz: My Home”

“Waltz: My Home” is a fiddle tune. I found it here: The Second Fiddler’s Tune-Book – 100 More Traditional Airs. This small gold mine of music was edited by Peter Kennedy and published in 1954 by Hargail Music Press and … Continue reading

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A Song For Now, Verse 3 – “Hard Times Come Again No More”

“Hard Times Come Again No More” was written by Stephen Foster. Firth, Pond & Co., Foster’s publishing company at that time, registered the title page for copyright on December 16, 1854. They deposited the music for the complete song on … Continue reading

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“February 8th”

To my dear daughter, Over the past ten years – along with cards and presents, video chats and phone calls – your birthday has been celebrated and commemorated twice here on sixstr stories. Each time included a song: “Birthday” by … Continue reading

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The Ballad of “Wayfaring Stranger”

Ballad: “A poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas, or verses.” Verse 1 I’m just a poor wayfaring stranger, a traveling through this world of woe But there’s no sickness toil or danger in that bright land to … Continue reading

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