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And Now, For My Next Number

by Tom Rasely

Instrumental songs based on numerical values and mathematical terms, featuring guitars and full instrumentation.
Genre: Pop: Ambient Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Zip
3:09 $0.99
2. Uno-Vente
3:16 $0.99
3. Two Way Street
2:16 $0.99
4. Prime Numbers
3:02 $0.99
5. Taking Care of Base-Ness
3:42 $0.99
6. Third Waltz
1:57 $0.99
7. High Five
2:40 $0.99
8. The Nth Degree
2:31 $0.99
9. Factor of X
2:31 $0.99
10. Behind the Eight Ball
3:07 $0.99
11. Ides of March
3:16 $0.99
12. Dressed to the Nines
2:40 $0.99
13. Sixes and Sevens
2:53 $0.99
14. The Five and Ten
1:44 $0.99
15. Four Leaf Clover
2:17 $0.99
16. Seven Year Itch
2:41 $0.99
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Album Notes
Conventional wisdom says that if you are good at music, you will be good at math. Or is it the other way around? It’s kind of like that caterpillar thing that predicts winter: more black than brown/more brown than black. It doesn’t really matter because it’s not necessarily true either way. Likewise, I don’t agree with the math/music equation. Math confounds me, while music makes perfectly good sense.

Songs as numbers; numbers as songs: that’s the basic premise of this collection. Back in the heyday of vaudeville (circa 1880-1920), the various acts on the bill were listed in numerical order on programs. The emcee for the evening would then announce the next “number” on the program.

After writing several songs with numbers in the title, the thought occurred to me that it would be fun to play with numbers all the way through. After all, music is somewhat mathematical: time signatures, rhythms, interval jumps, scale steps, chord progressions...all stated in numbers by musicians.

Even when musicians count to 4, it can become an adventure. Is the beat steady? Is it subdivided? Is it in a triplet feel?

From cut 1 to cut 16, there is a lot (!!!) of variety: upbeat, slow dance, Celtic, dark, bright, romantic, but all very melodic. As you listen, I invite you to make up your own lyrics for these songs. Tap your foot. Enjoy.



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