THE ERIE CANAL:
You can hear me harmonizing with myself by using audio editing
software to lay down a vocal lead track, and then coming back to
lay down a vocal harmonizing track.
MP3 Audio file. Download the sheet music -
PDF File. I had a lot of fun singing this song.
I remember singing this as a child in Elementary school.
Bruce Springsteen did a version of this song also. The
Kingston Trio did a comical version of it also. There are
some historical pictures and records about the Erie Canal
at this website.
You can find additional lyrics and a simple melodic midi file
at this website.
MICHAEL ROW THE BOAT ASHORE: The Highwaymen
made this tune very popular during the early 1960's, of course
afterwards, every folk group in the country performed this song.
Here is my rendition of it using the same software and laying
down two vocal tracks.
MP3 Audio File. Download the sheet music from this
PDF File link. You can read about the origins of this
song and it's various interpretations at this
website. I think one reason why this song is so
popular and universally recognized is because it is so easy to
sing, and groups can sing it well. It has a nice melody
that flows well.
This is a Russian folk song that has been played my millions of
musicians over the years.
Listen to Ivan Rebrof sing a fantastic rendition of this
famous Russian folk song. This sheet music
arrangement is created with INSTANT READ MUSICAL NOTES.
The letter name of the note is embedded in the head of the note.
This makes it easier to learn how to actually read music
notation. Here is the
PDF file of Dark Eyes. Before you print it up and play
it on your keyboard,
listen to the midi file first so that you have a good idea
of what the song sounds like.
The More We Get
This is a German folk song. Listen to the
midi file. Print the sheet music from the
On The Moscow River With
You: This is an orchestral arrangement that
I created to capture the spirit of the Russian culture.
You can watch my YouTube presentation by clicking on the START
October Fest Polka.
Polkas are the happiest music on earth. Watch this YouTube
video of my original composition: "October Fest Polka"
You can download the PDF file of
the music notation chart of the chords and melody of this polka.
Du, Du Liegst Mir Im
Herzen. This is a very simple folk song that
you can play on the piano. It is written in 3/4 time with
no complicated rhythms. Print up the sheet music as a
PDF File. Listen to the
I arranged this easy song using the Easy To Read Letter Notes.
Below is a video of me playing this song using a difficult
technique called Right Hand Block Chord Style.
You can download the arrangement
of this song with the left hand bass pattern for single note
PDF FILE. Here is the
MIDI FILE of the single note melody with left hand bass
pattern. Also click here for the more complicated
arrangement using right hand block chords.
Russian Victory Day
Download and print up the music to this song.
Midi File. Watch me perform this song on the Tyros 4
Wild Wood Flower:
Click onto this link to go over to the
Wild Wood Flower webpage. I have created a number of
different arrangement of this folk song using bluegrass piano
styles and classical piano styles. You will learn how to
use the guitar hammer on technique on your piano to make your
piano sound "folksy".
I composed this Irish sounding tune using Finale software.
You can download the sheet music as a
PDF file. You can listen to the
midi audio file. I also have a video on YouTube that
demonstrates how I can add drums and effects to this composition
by transfering the midi audio file to the Tyros keyboard.