Annual Holiday Track: Angels We Have Heard On High

Merry Christmas! I am a bit late to post my annual "holiday single." This year, I decided to record all parts simultaneously, in one take. I am playing the Ebow guitar and A Little Thunder bass parts at the same time, and my lead vocal has a harmony vocal because I used a harmonizer pedal. This is actually the ninth and final take of the recording session.

You can download "Angels We Have Heard On High" (in stereo) HERE. You can download the LibriVox version (in mono) with other fine holiday performances HERE.

A funny (kinda infuriating) thing happened when I was posting my past holiday recordings on Instagram. I received a "copyright" notice for the rendition of "O Christmas Tree" that I recorded in 2010. Here's all evidence laid forth in a neat-looking collage:


The mono version of "O Christmas Tree" was released into the public domain through LibriVox as part of its Christmas Carol Collection 2010. In 2014, someone called "Jones Reading Company" uploaded the compilation to various music services so they could make some money from public domain gifts to the world. I can almost guess that the standard copyright-sniffing bot gathers its data from commercial websites, not from public domain/Creative Commons websites.

I never released the stereo version of "O Christmas Tree" to the public domain. That is the version I enjoy more, and for all intents and purposes, it belongs to me. While the copyright of the stereo version belongs to me, I make it available to download for free.

When I uploaded my video, Instagram almost-instantly took down my video of my music that I performed every note on. Angered and confused, I instantly appealed this "copyright notice." This is my music. The stereo version is mine. The mono version belongs to everyone. No one can claim copyright over what belongs to the public domain.

Thankfully, Instagram restored my video. When I uploaded two additional parts of the song, I didn't have any trouble.

For now.

I am more than happy to escalate any issues that involve copyright trolls and invalid copyright claims. You gotta fight for your right ... to party, of course!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, happy every other Winter Solstice holidays, Happy New Year, ...

... and cheers!

Annual Holiday Track: Angels We Have Heard On High

Merry Christmas! I am a bit late to post my annual "holiday single." This year, I decided to record all parts simultaneously, in one take. I am playing the Ebow guitar and A Little Thunder bass parts at the same time, and my lead vocal has a harmony vocal because I used a harmonizer pedal. This is actually the ninth and final take of the recording session.

You can download "Angels We Have Heard On High" (in stereo) HERE. You can download the LibriVox version (in mono) with other fine holiday performances HERE.

A funny (kinda infuriating) thing happened when I was posting my past holiday recordings on Instagram. I received a "copyright" notice for the rendition of "O Christmas Tree" that I recorded in 2010. Here's all evidence laid forth in a neat-looking collage:


The mono version of "O Christmas Tree" was released into the public domain through LibriVox as part of its Christmas Carol Collection 2010. In 2014, someone called "Jones Reading Company" uploaded the compilation to various music services so they could make some money from public domain gifts to the world. I can almost guess that the standard copyright-sniffing bot gathers its data from commercial websites, not from public domain/Creative Commons websites.

I never released the stereo version of "O Christmas Tree" to the public domain. That is the version I enjoy more, and for all intents and purposes, it belongs to me. While the copyright of the stereo version belongs to me, I make it available to download for free.

When I uploaded my video, Instagram almost-instantly took down my video of my music that I performed every note on. Angered and confused, I instantly appealed this "copyright notice." This is my music. The stereo version is mine. The mono version belongs to everyone. No one can claim copyright over what belongs to the public domain.

Thankfully, Instagram restored my video. When I uploaded two additional parts of the song, I didn't have any trouble.

For now.

I am more than happy to escalate any issues that involve copyright trolls and invalid copyright claims. You gotta fight for your right ... to party, of course!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, happy every other Winter Solstice holidays, Happy New Year, ...

... and cheers!

Chord du Jour Dictionary


Yesterday's Chord of the Day was Gbsus2, and today's is Gbsus4. I really don't have anything to write at the moment, so here's the index of dictionary entries. Until next post -- keep jamming!

A

Abb Major Scale
Abb Power Chord (Abb5)

Ab Augmented Chord (Abaug)
Ab Blues Scale
Ab Diminished Chord (Adim)
Ab Dorian Mode
Ab Ionian Mode
Ab Lydian Mode
Ab Major Chord (Ab)
Ab Major Major 7th Chord (Abmaj7)
Ab Major Minor 7th Chord (Ab7)
Ab Major Pentatonic Scale
Ab Major Scale
Ab Minor Chord (Abm)
Ab Minor Minor 7th Chord (Abm7)
Ab Minor Pentatonic Scale
Ab Mixolydian Mode
Ab Neapolitan Major Scale
Ab Neapolitan Minor Scale
Ab Power Chord (Ab5)
Ab Suspended 2nd Chord (Absus2)
Ab Suspended 4th Chord (Absus4)

A Aeolian Mode
A Augmented Chord (Aaug)
A Blues Scale
A Diminished Chord (Adim)
A Dorian Mode
A Harmonic Minor Scale
A Ionian Mode
A Locrian Mode
A Lydian Mode
A Major Chord (A)
A Major Major 7th Chord (Amaj7)
A Major Minor 7th Chord (A7)
A Major Scale
A Melodic Minor Scale
A Minor Chord (Am)
A Minor Major 7th Chord (Am(maj7))
A Minor Minor 7th Chord (Am7)
A Minor Minor 7th Flattened 5th Chord (Am7b5)
A Major Pentatonic Scale
A Minor Pentatonic Scale
A Minor Scale
A Mixolydian Mode
A Neapolitan Major Scale
A Neapolitan Minor Scale
A Note
A Phrygian Dominant Scale
A Phrygian Mode
A Power Chord (A5)
A Suspended 2nd Chord (Asus2)
A Suspended 4th Chord (Asus4)


A# Augmented Chord (A#aug)
A# Blues Scale
A# Diminished Chord (A#dim)
A# Locrian Mode
A# Major Chord (A#)
A# Major Scale
A# Minor Chord (A#m)
A# Minor Minor 7th Chord (A#m7)
A# Minor Minor 7th Flattened 5th Chord (A#m7b5)
A# Minor Pentatonic Scale
A# Neapolitan Major Scale
A# Neapolitan Minor Scale
A# Phrygian Dominant Scale
A# Phrygian Mode
A# Power Chord (A#5)
A# Suspended 2nd Chord (A#sus2)
A# Suspended 4th Chord (A#sus4)
B

Bbb Augmented Chord (Bbbaug)
Bbb Diminished Chord (Bbbdim)
Bbb Major Chord (Bbb)
Bbb Major Scale
Bbb Power Chord (Bbb5)

Bb Aeolian Mode
Bb Augmented Chord (Bbaug)
Bb Blues Scale
Bb Diminished Chord (Bbdim)
Bb Dorian Mode
Bb Harmonic Minor Scale
Bb Ionian Mode
Bb Lydian Mode
Bb Major Chord (Bb)
Bb Major Major 7th Chord (Bbmaj7)
Bb Major Minor 7th Chord (Bb7)
Bb Major Pentatonic Scale
Bb Major Scale
Bb Melodic Minor Scale
Bb Minor Chord (Bbm)
Bb Minor Major 7th Chord (Bbm(maj7))
Bb Minor Minor 7th Chord (Bbm7)
Bb Minor Pentatonic Scale
Bb Minor Scale
Bb Mixolydian Mode
Bb Neapolitan Major Scale
Bb Neapolitan Minor Scale
Bb Phrygian Dominant Scale
Bb Phrygian Mode
Bb Power Chord (Bb5)
Bb Suspended 2nd Chord (Bbsus2)
Bb Suspended 4th Chord (Bbsus4)

B Aeolian Mode
B Augmented Chord (Baug)
B Blues Scale
B Diminished Chord (Bdim)
B Dorian Mode
B Harmonic Minor Scale
B Ionian Mode
B Locrian Mode
B Lydian Mode
B Major Chord (B)
B Major Major 7th Chord (Bmaj7)
B Major Minor 7th Chord (B7)
B Major Pentatonic Scale
B Major Scale
B Melodic Minor Scale
B Minor Chord (Bm)
B Minor Major 7th Chord (Bm(maj7))
B Minor Minor 7th Chord (Bm7)
B Minor Minor 7th Flattened 5th Chord (Bm7b5)
B Minor Pentatonic Scale
B Minor Scale
B Mixolydian Mode
B Neapolitan Major Scale
B Neapolitan Minor Scale
B Note
B Phrygian Dominant Scale
B Phrygian Mode
B Power Chord (B5)
B Suspended 2nd Chord (Bsus2)
B Suspended 4th Chord (Bsus4)

B# Augmented Chord (B#aug)
B# Diminished Chord (B#dim)
B# Blues Scale
B# Major Scale
B# Power Chord (B#5)
C

Cbb Major Scale
Cbb Power Chord (Cbb5)

Cb Augmented Chord (Cbaug)
Cb Blues Scale
Cb Diminished Chord (Cbdim)
Cb Lydian Mode
Cb Major Chord (Cb)
Cb Major Major 7th Chord (Cbmaj7)
Cb Major Pentatonic Scale
Cb Major Scale
Cb Minor Chord (Cbm)
Cb Power Chord (Cb5)
Cb Suspended 2nd Chord (Cbsus2)

C Aeolian Mode
C Augmented Chord (Caug)
C Blues Scale
C Diminished Chord (Cdim)
C Dorian Mode
C Harmonic Minor Scale
C Ionian Mode
C Locrian Mode
C Lydian Mode
C Major Chord (C)
C Major Major 7th Chord (Cmaj7)
C Major Minor 7th Chord (C7)
C Major Pentatonic Scale
C Major Scale
C Melodic Minor Scale
C Minor Chord (Cm)
C Minor Major 7th Chord (Cm(maj7))
C Minor Minor 7th Chord (Cm7)
C Minor Minor 7th Flattened 5th Chord (Cm7b5)
C Minor Pentatonic Scale
C Minor Scale
C Mixolydian Mode
C Neapolitan Major Scale
C Neapolitan Minor Scale
C Note
C Phrygian Dominant Scale
C Phrygian Mode
C Power Chord (C5)
C Suspended 2nd Chord (Csus2)
C Suspended 4th Chord (Csus4)

C# Aeolian Mode
C# Augmented Chord (C#aug)
C# Blues Scale
C# Diminished Chord (C#dim)
C# Dorian Mode
C# Harmonic Minor Scale
C# Locrian Mode
C# Major Chord (C#)
C# Major Minor 7th Chord (C#7)
C# Major Pentatonic Scale
C# Major Scale
C# Melodic Minor Scale
C# Minor Chord (C#m)
C# Minor Major 7th Chord (C#m(maj7))
C# Minor Minor 7th Chord (C#m7)
C# Minor Minor 7th Flattened 5th Chord (C#m7b5)
C# Minor Pentatonic Scale
C# Minor Scale
C# Mixolydian Mode
C# Neapolitan Major Scale
C# Neapolitan Minor Scale
C# Phrygian Dominant Scale
C# Phrygian Mode
C# Power Chord (C#5)
C# Suspended 2nd Chord (C#sus2)
C# Suspended 4th Chord (C#sus4)

Cx Augmented Chord (Cxaug)
Cx Diminished Chord (Cxdim)
Cx Major Scale
Cx Power Chord (Cx5)
D

Dbb Major Scale
Dbb Power Chord (Dbb5)

Db Augmented Chord (Dbaug)
Db Blues Scale
Db Diminished Chord (Dbdim)
Db Ionian Mode
Db Lydian Mode
Db Major Chord (Db)
Db Major Major 7th Chord (Dbmaj7)
Db Major Minor 7th Chord (Db7)
Db Major Pentatonic Scale
Db Major Scale
Db Minor Chord (Dbm)
Db Mixolydian Mode
Db Neapolitan Major Scale
Db Neapolitan Minor Scale
Db Power Chord (Db5)
Db Suspended 2nd Chord (Dbsus2)
Db Suspended 4th Chord (Dbsus4)

D Aeolian Mode
D Augmented Chord (Daug)
D Blues Scale
D Diminished Chord (Ddim)
D Dorian Mode
D Harmonic Minor Scale
D Ionian Mode
D Locrian Mode
D Lydian Mode
D Major Chord (D)
D Major Major 7th Chord (Dmaj7)
D Major Minor 7th Chord (D7)
D Major Pentatonic Scale
D Major Scale
D Melodic Minor Scale
D Minor Pentatonic Scale
D Minor Scale
D Minor Chord (Dm)
D Minor Major 7th Chord (Dm(maj7))
D Minor Minor 7th Chord (Dm7)
D Minor Minor 7th Flattened 5th Chord (Dm7b5)
D Mixolydian Mode
D Neapolitan Major Scale
D Neapolitan Minor Scale
D Note
D Phrygian Dominant Scale
D Phrygian Mode
D Power Chord (D5)
D Suspended 2nd Chord (Dsus2)
D Suspended 4th Chord (Dsus4)

D# Aeolian Mode
D# Augmented Chord (D#aug)
D# Blues Scale
D# Diminished Chord (D#dim)
D# Harmonic Minor Scale
D# Locrian Mode
D# Major Chord (D#)
D# Major Scale
D# Melodic Minor Scale
D# Minor Pentatonic Scale
D# Minor Scale
D# Minor Chord (D#m)
D# Minor Major 7th Chord (D#m(maj7))
D# Minor Minor 7th Chord (D#m7)
D# Minor Minor 7th Flattened 5th Chord (D#m7b5)
D# Neapolitan Major Scale
D# Neapolitan Minor Scale
D# Phrygian Dominant Scale
D# Phrygian Mode
D# Power Chord (D#5)
D# Suspended 2nd Chord (D#sus2)
D# Suspended 4th Chord (D#sus4)

E

Ebb Augmented Chord (Ebbaug)
Ebb Major Chord (Ebb)
Ebb Major Scale
Ebb Power Chord (Ebb5)

Eb Aeolian Mode
Eb Augmented Chord (Ebaug)
Eb Blues Scale
Eb Diminished Chord (Ebdim)
Eb Dorian Mode
Eb Harmonic Minor Scale
Eb Ionian Mode
Eb Lydian Mode
Eb Major Chord (Eb)
Eb Major Major 7th Chord (Ebmaj7)
Eb Major Minor 7th Chord (Eb7)
Eb Major Pentatonic Scale
Eb Major Scale
Eb Melodic Minor Scale
Eb Minor Chord (Ebm)
Eb Minor Major 7th Chord (Ebm(maj7))
Eb Minor Minor 7th Chord (Ebm7)
Eb Minor Pentatonic Scale
Eb Minor Scale
Eb Mixolydian Mode
Eb Neapolitan Major Scale
Eb Neapolitan Minor Scale
Eb Power Chord (Eb5)
Eb Suspended 2nd Chord (Ebsus2)
Eb Suspended 4th Chord (Ebsus4)

E Aeolian Mode
E Augmented Chord (Eaug)
E Blues Scale
E Diminished Chord (Edim)
E Dorian Mode
E Harmonic Minor Scale
E Ionian Mode
E Locrian Mode
E Lydian Mode
E Major Chord (E)
E Major Major 7th Chord (Emaj7)
E Major Minor 7th Chord (E7)
E Major Pentatonic Scale
E Major Scale
E Melodic Minor Scale
E Minor Chord (Em)
E Minor Major 7th Chord (Em(maj7))
E Minor Minor 7th Chord (Em7)
E Minor Minor 7th Flattened 5th Chord (Em7b5)
E Minor Pentatonic Scale
E Minor Scale
E Mixolydian Mode
E Neapolitan Major Scale
E Neapolitan Minor Scale
E Note
E Phrygian Dominant Scale
E Phrygian Mode
E Power Chord (E5)
E Suspended 2nd Chord (Esus2)
E Suspended 4th Chord (Esus4)


E# Augmented Chord (E#aug)
E# Blues Scale
E# Diminished Chord (E#dim)
E# Major Scale
E# Minor Minor 7th Flattened 5th Chord (E#m7b5)
E# Locrian Mode
E# Neapolitan Major Scale
E# Neapolitan Minor Scale
E# Power Chord (E#5)
E# Suspended 4th Chord (E#sus4)

F

Fb Augmented Chord (Fbaug)
Fb Blues Scale
Fb Diminished Chord (Fbdim)
Fb Major Chord (Fb)
Fb Major Scale
Fb Power Chord (Fb5)

F Aeolian Mode
F Augmented Chord (Faug)
F Blues Scale
F Diminished Chord (Fdim)
F Dorian Mode
F Harmonic Minor Scale
F Ionian Mode
F Locrian Mode
F Lydian Mode
F Major Chord (F)
F Major Major 7th Chord (Fmaj7)
F Major Minor 7th Chord (F7)
F Major Pentatonic Scale
F Major Scale
F Melodic Minor Scale
F Minor Chord (Fm)
F Minor Major 7th Chord (Fm(maj7))
F Minor Minor 7th Chord (Fm7)
F Minor Minor 7th Flattened 5th Chord (Fm7b5)
F Minor Pentatonic Scale
F Minor Scale
F Mixolydian Mode
F Neapolitan Major Scale
F Neapolitan Minor Scale
F Note
F Phrygian Dominant Scale
F Phrygian Mode
F Power Chord (F5)
F Suspended 2nd Chord (Fsus2)
F Suspended 4th Chord (Fsus4)

F# Aeolian Mode
F# Augmented Chord (F#aug)
F# Blues Scale
F# Diminished Chord (F#dim)
F# Dorian Mode
F# Harmonic Minor Scale
F# Ionian Mode
F# Locrian Mode
F# Major Chord (F#)
F# Major Major 7th Chord (F#maj7)
F# Major Minor 7th Chord (F#7)
F# Major Pentatonic Scale
F# Major Scale
F# Melodic Minor Scale
F# Minor Chord (F#m)
F# Minor Major 7th Chord (F#m(maj7))
F# Minor Minor 7th Chord (F#m7)
F# Minor Minor 7th Flattened 5th Chord (F#m7b5)
F# Minor Pentatonic Scale
F# Minor Scale
F# Mixolydian Mode
F# Neapolitan Major Scale
F# Neapolitan Minor Scale
F# Phrygian Dominant Scale
F# Phrygian Mode
F# Power Chord (F#5)
F# Suspended 2nd Chord (F#sus2)
F# Suspended 4th Chord (F#sus4)

Fx Augmented Chord (Fxaug)
Fx Diminished Chord (Fxdim)
Fx Major Scale
Fx Power Chord (Fx5)

G

Gbb Major Scale
Gbb Power Chord (Gbb5)

Gb Augmented Chord (Gbaug)
Gb Blues Scale
Gb Diminished Chord (Gbdim)
Gb Ionian Mode
Gb Lydian Mode
Gb Major Chord (Gb)
Gb Major Major 7th Chord (Gbmaj7)
Gb Major Pentatonic Scale
Gb Major Scale
Gb Minor Chord (Gbm)
Gb Neapolitan Major Scale
Gb Neapolitan Minor Scale
Gb Power Chord (Gb5)
Gb Suspended 2nd Chord (Gbsus2)
Gb Suspended 4th Chord (Gbsus4)

G Aeolian Mode
G Blues Scale
G Augmented Chord (Gaug)
G Diminished Chord (Gdim)
G Dorian Mode
G Harmonic Minor Scale
G Ionian Mode
G Locrian Mode
G Lydian Mode
G Major Chord (G)
G Major Major 7th Chord (Gmaj7)
G Major Minor 7th Chord (G7)
G Major Pentatonic Scale
G Major Scale
G Melodic Minor Scale
G Minor Pentatonic Scale
G Minor Chord (Gm)
G Minor Major 7th Chord (Gm(maj7))
G Minor Minor 7th Chord (Gm7)
G Minor Minor 7th Flattened 5th Chord (Gm7b5)
G Minor Scale
G Mixolydian Mode
G Neapolitan Major Scale
G Neapolitan Minor Scale
G Note
G Phrygian Dominant Scale
G Phrygian Mode
G Power Chord (G5)
G Suspended 2nd Chord (Gsus2)
G Suspended 4th Chord (Gsus4)

G# Aeolian Mode
G#aug Chord
G# Blues Scale
G#dim Chord
G# Dorian Mode
G# Harmonic Minor Scale
G# Locrian Mode
G# Chord
G# Major Scale
G# Melodic Minor Scale
G#m Chord
G#m(maj7) Chord
G#m7 Chord
G#m7b5 Chord
G# Minor Pentatonic Scale
G# Minor Scale
G# Neapolitan Major Scale
G# Neapolitan Minor Scale
G# Phrygian Dominant Scale
G# Phrygian Mode
G#5 Power Chord
G#sus2 Chord
G#sus4 Chord

Gxaug Chord

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