Music Music Music... It's Toe Tapping Time

Soothes The Savage Beast!

Easy Listening

We enjoy all types of music ranging from patriotic! to soft and low and anything in-between.  From the 1990's and on it seems music took a detour... Drums and guitars are OK but without wind instruments and a beat they all sound alike.  Not one we choose to be on!

We have collected a lot of files in our  Midi collections and even some special MP3'sPaul's favorites are generally an odd collection of music, good for a laugh!

We choose to wait until it returns to normal....

We Played Music... We Had No Choice (Except For The Instrument)

Our parents made us take an instrument as it was part of growing up in the 1950's and 1960's.  Sue played the piano and clarinet.  Paul selected the squeeze-box commonly called an accordion.  Why?  Our parents believed that to be well rounded you should not only appreciate music but be able to understand it!  We can both read sheet music and can still, after 50 years, play a few tunes when we are out and about!

It's sad to see kids of today can't read music, can't hear a beat, and that if any of them play it's a guitar or drums.

For Paul It Was The Accordian

Accordian An accordion is a musical instrument of the handheld bellows-driven free reed aerophone family, sometimes referred to as squeezeboxes.

The accordion is played by compression and expansion of a bellows, which generates air flow across reeds; a keyboard or buttons control which reeds receive air flow and therefore the tones produced. PAul got pretty good and in fact played solos in the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in the late 1950's.

Sue Selected The Clarinet and Piano


The clarinet is a musical instrument in the woodwind family. The name derives from adding the suffix -et meaning little to the Italian word clarino meaning a particular type of trumpet, as the first clarinets had a strident tone similar to that of a trumpet. The instrument has an approximately cylindrical bore, and uses a single reed.

Clarinets actually comprise a family of instruments of differing sizes and pitches. It is the largest such instrument family, with more than two dozen types. Of these many are rare or obsolete, and music written for them is usually played on one of the more common size instruments.

Music And The Family

If we were given the task of assigning music to ourselves, our family and friends........ who should get what?? Interesting question!  Let's see!...... but don't ask why!

Latest count we gave 12,000 songs and dancable music in our iPhones, iPads and iMacs

Music Defined

Music is an art form consisting of sound and silence expressed through time. Elements of sound as used in music are pitch (including melody and harmony), rhythm (including tempo and meter), and sonic qualities of timbre, articulation, dynamics, and texture.

The creation, performance, significance and even the definition of music, varies according to culture and social context. Music ranges from strictly organized compositions and performances to improvisational or aleatoric forms.

For purposes of discussion and exploration of the topic, music is divided into genres and sub-genres, although the dividing lines and relationships between music genres are often unclear and/or controversial.

Within "the arts", music can be classified as a performing art, a fine art, or an auditory art form.