Humans started off being hunter-gatherers and then as they became more social, they formed stable societies, and musicians started entertaining others from the beginning of recorded history. Musicians started by making naturally occurring sounds adding rhythms to represent the phenomena in their lives, using repetition patterns, banging on objects, and strumming devices to create music. The first musician in the Bible was Jubal, the son of Lamech, and he is described as “the father of all who play the harp and flute or any stringed instrument”. English is a great language, but some common adjectives form irregular comparatives and superlatives, like the word “good” forms better and best, not “gooder” and “goodest”. These three words good, better, and best are examples of the three forms of an adjective or adverb being positive, comparative, and superlative. St. Jerome once said, “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.”
Last week we had Measured with a Thermometer and everyone was asked to find a song with a temperature related prompts of Cool/Freeze/Heat/Melt. This week we have the delightful, lovely, magnificent, marvelous, splendid prompts of Best/Better/Good/Great and hopefully this will fit for everyone. Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two. Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post. Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music. Try to find a song that fits the prompt, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.
Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.
I am writing about the Otis Redding song ‘Hard to Handle’ this week. Next week I will be writing about the song ‘Spoonful’ by Willie Dixon. The upcoming prompts will be:
July 12, 2020 – Air/Earth/Fire/Water
July 19, 2020 – Baking/Bread/Cake/Pie/Picnic
July 26, 2020 – Different/Same
August 2, 2020 – Acquire/Collect/Gather/Secure