The Man I Love – George and Ira Gershwin

Shirley Manuel  is a Pianist, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Artist and Western Music teacher, an Associate of the Trinity College, London (Piano).
Shirley set her hands on the Piano at the age of 5 and has since then ventured into Indian classical singing, guitar.
She is the Assistant Director at the Rebecca Music Academy providing training in Classical Singing, Piano, Guitar for     more than 10 years.
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Shirley Manuel playing “The Man I Love” composed by George and his brother Ira Gershwin.

Performance at Mazda Hall, Camp, Pune, India.

Origin: 1924 score for the Gershwin government satire Lady, Be Good as “The Girl I Love”

First Appearance : 1927 anti-war satire Strike Up the Band.

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Little Jinder – “Youth Blood” (12th Planet & Flinch Remix) Song Analysis

A guest written blog post with the Talented Shirley Manuel can be found at my new website.
Song Introduction:
This strophic form song has a recurring rise and fall theme contributing to the contrast in its sonic foundation, it
begins with synths and some pitch varied toms. (The intro incorporates the use of an ostinato and then changes slightly)
The kick overpowers the synth (pad) via a sidechained compressor effect. (The intro is a mix between the genres of Trance and House groove.
The use of strategic silence, which gives you a pull back feel (feeling of a ray light getting brighter slowly) followed with the vocals –
“I use my youth blood to get through the night”  … Cont. Reading