All the English vowels are used at some point during the following song. This classic piece is from the 1965 movie entitled The Sound of Music. The singer, Julie Andrews, is well known for her very broad vocal range as well as for her […]
Are you terrified of public speaking? Do you freeze when giving a presentation? Fear of speaking in public is second to the most common fear – the fear of death. That’s right. So you are not alone. Of course, when you are presenting in […]
This video – Womyn by Alysha Brilla – is the title song of her second album by the same name. I recently heard the Canadian singer-songwriter, who hails from Kitchener, at a wonderful house concert is east Toronto. I didn’t know then but Alysha […]
Both Sides Now is a Canadian classic, written and performed by Canadian musician, singer songwriter and painter, Joni Mitchell.
Joni began her professional career performing in small Saskatchewan nightclubs in the early 60s, later moving to Toronto where she became popular, and then on […]
All I Want is You. This very simple Tom Wait’s song is interpreted here by Toronto’s own – jazz singer Holly Cole. I love how she interprets her songs. A while back, Holly put out an album of American singer-songwriter Tom Wait’s songs where […]
I often write about the connection between music and language skills. I believe that music plays a huge role in how we develop our communication skills. I have noticed that very few of my accent students have ever studied music which seems to indicate […]
Neil Young has written so many classic songs. Here the song HELPLESS, sung by Canada’s KD Lang, takes us back to his youth growing up in Ontario, Canada. According to Wikepedia, the song was “most famously recorded by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young on […]