2/9/2022 4 Comments
36. Brighter Days
Notes: Whether or not you have snowdrops blooming right now, who doesn't recognize the promise we sometimes can sense in a bloom? The cycle of blooming, falling, disintegrating, resting, reforming, growing, blooming... this song has a beautiful criss-cross of lines, so the first line burrows into the second line, while the second line starts low and grounded, then rises hopefully above the first. The third line lets you sing out a sort of commentary and affirmation of the first two. I take time teaching the first part, especially, so you can feel really confident as the song develops...
Songwriter Info: Jenny is a community singing leader and songwriter with a passion for using song to bring joy and build communities and friendships. She runs a-cappella harmony singing groups in Knaresborough and has two young children aged 7 and 4. She also writes beautiful, soulful and easy to teach songs often inspired by and celebrating her love of nature.
Links: A license to teach the song along with the score and learning/ part tracks are available for £5 by sending an email to Jenny at Jenny.email@example.com
You can also find more of Jenny's songs at her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jennycookmusic/ (you don't need to belong to facebook to look & listen)
Jenny singing Brighter Days herself in a beautiful video with Patty's art, among other lovely snowdrops: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1HBLiURzqI
Nuts & Bolts: 6:8, Ionian, 2 layer, one harmonized
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2/9/2022 12:32:50 pm
Patricia, at the beginning of this podcast you say it's the thirty-second episode, but it's really the thirty-sixth. Don't know if you want to correct or leave it...
2/9/2022 12:43:12 pm
Ooops! I guess it was likely I would mis-speak at SOME point in this podcast!!! It's time-consuming to make that fix, and I'm feeling scrunched for time right now, so I think I'll leave it until time opens up... thanks for letting me know, Resa!
2/9/2022 12:59:00 pm
Okay, who's kidding who here? I couldn't bear it... so I've fixed it, but the sound is a little different, because the original sound on this episode is muffled in some kind of strange way, and I'm not sure why; can't recreate it! So it's pretty easy to hear the cut and paste... but I guess I've never been pretending to be a sound engineer! I hope people enjoy the song regardless, and get to find Jenny Cook's work!
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