God Save the Queen music and lyrics

God Save the Queen (Music and Lyrics)

‘God save the Queen’ is the British National Anthem sung at various Government functions and British Crown dependencies, National events, and Commonwealth meetings, for many decades.

The Anthem takes the title: ‘God save the Queen or God save the King’ depending on the gender of the reigning Monarch (male or female). The Royal anthem is captivating, so lovely with an interesting melody and lyrics.

I have been wondering for few years about the attitude of the football fans during the FA cup finals in the UK; how enthusiastic these football lovers chant the anthem, very emotional from the opening statement to the closing lines.

Having studied in England, I also joined in singing “God save the Queen ’’. I love that phrase since it is part of my duty to pray for the Monarch.

On one of my practice days, I found something interesting-like a soothing effect, within the harmony of the music piece. Therefore, I really took the time to read through the words of the anthem and carefully observed the beautifully crafted lyrics.

Though, the writers of the words and the tune of the exciting anthem were acclaimed to be anonymous. However, the authorship of the lyrics was accorded to Henry Carey, and the tune was attributed to John Bull. The four-part harmony was made by Frederick Bridge. The anthem was first adopted and performed in 1745.

The harmonies in the 14-bar music were brilliantly arranged with stepwise passing notes, perfect cadences, partial modulation and syncopation of suitable dynamics, it is like the notes were swiftly moving like gallant soldiers on a ceremonial match past or rather, like movement in a chemical reaction!

The more I play the music, the better it sounds-good, with the accompanying bass part. It could be compared to a balanced diet.

Considering a few lines of the anthem:

                                                                ‘The reign of the Queen:

                                                                Gracious and noble Queen

                                                                Victories over enemies;

                                                                Confound their Politics

                                                                  Happy long to reign

The writers, as well as the modern-day singers voiced blessings upon the Queen who is regarded as the defender of the law, and ‘trusting in the Lord our God for her safety and long reign’. Her message does bring hope and encouragement to the people of the Great Kingdom.

Long live Queen Elizabeth: a mother, grandmother, and Great grandmother close to a centurion [100 years] and fulfilling the words of the echoed prayer in the anthem.

No wonder the anthem remains indelible through centuries. Should there be any need for a new anthem, in the future, these super-melodious words on the lips of many people groups, and the Commonwealth of Nations have made a profound impression.

God save the Queen’, reflects the beauty of a quality composition twined in a vision for a progressive society, binding love, prayer, and blessing on God’s chosen leader.

Music: a sweet melody, emanating sound with perfectly blended harmony strikes a chord in the human soul, establishing a deep, thoughtful and peaceful assurance that brightens the moment, and a walk through the future. – OLU Sam

 

OLU Sam

Tonality Music School

Lagos

MUSIC AND AURAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 1-TONIC SOLFA

Music and Aural Skills Development 1: Tonic Solfa

Exercises on Scales Major Scales: Ionian, Pentatonic scales using tonic solfa will be relevant and help to improve fingering and aural skills.

Play all the exercises, on all the 12 keys.

Repeat the exercise as many times as possible on different rhythms: semibreve-4 beats; minim-2 beats; crotchet-1 beat; Quaver-½ beat and semiquaver beat-¼ beat.

MUSIC AND AURAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 1

  1. (i) d r m f s

(ii) d m s

(iii) d r m s

(iv) d r f s

(v) d s r s

(vi) dr dm df ds

Play the following in ascending and descending order

  1. (i) d r m f s l t d¹ t l s f m r d

(ii) d r m f s f m r d

(iii) d  r m f s l t d        R.H                           Contrary motion (for keyboard)

d¹ t l s f m r d.         L. H

 

  1. (i) dr dm df ds dl dt dd¹ / d¹d td ld sd fd md rd  (Quaver)

(ii) dm rf ms fl st ld tr¹ d¹m¹/ m¹d¹ r¹t dl ts lf s mfr md

(iii) drm  rmf  mfs  fsl  slt  ltd¹  td¹r¹  d¹r¹m¹    (Triplets)   →

m¹r¹d¹   r¹d¹t   d¹tl   tls   lsf   sfm  fmr  mrd          ←

(iv) drmf rmfs mfsl fslt sltd    ltd¹r¹   td¹r¹m¹  (Semiquavers)

m¹r¹d¹t¹    r¹d¹tl d¹    tlsf   lsfm   sfmr  fmrd

 

  1. (i)  dm rs ml sd¹ lr¹ d¹m¹   m¹d¹ r¹l d¹s lm sr md

(ii) ds rl md¹ sr¹ lm d¹s¹   s¹d¹ m¹l r¹s d¹m lr sd

(iii) drm    rms    msl    sld¹    ld¹r¹   d¹r¹m¹    m¹r¹d¹   r¹d¹l   d¹ls    lsm   smr   mrd

(iv) dsms  rlfl dsms   sr¹tr¹

[d¹ – 1st octave    d¹¹ – 2nd octave]

 

  1. (i) dms rfl  mst  fld¹  str¹  ld¹m¹   t r¹f¹  d¹m¹s¹

s¹m¹d¹   f¹r¹t   m¹d¹l  r¹ts  d¹lf  tsm  lfr  smd

Appeggio

(ii) dmsd¹  rflr¹  mstm¹  fld¹f¹ str¹s¹  ld¹m¹l¹  tr¹f¹t  d¹m¹s¹d¹¹

d¹¹ s¹m¹d¹    t¹f¹r¹t     l¹m¹d¹l   s ¹r¹ts   f¹d¹lf    m¹tsm   r¹lfr   d¹smd

Inversions

(iii) d m s   m s d¹    s d¹ m¹         m¹ d¹ s   d¹ s m    s m d

fld       ld¹f¹     df¹l¹            l¹f¹d     f¹dl     dlf

ftr       t¹r¹s¹     rst             tsr        srt      rts

 

Voice Training

VOICE TRAINING WITH PIANO CLASS, CONTEMPORARY TUNES

For anyone intending to study voice in a music school or university, he/she has to do piano as the second instrument.

This will help to address the issue of pitch, identification of tones, aural skills, singing through chords and performance with other musicians.

At Tonality Music School, our voice students will be able to accompany songs with the keyboard/piano. You may also prefer to add any other available instruments like the guitar, saxophone, flute, drums in addition to your instrument of study.

Sometimes, the singers and musicians may not understand the lyrical content and stylistic movement in a complex contemporary music, Gospel tunes and jazz chords.

Registering with us will do you a lot of good as we explore together the songs of the International and Nigerian Musicians, singers and worship leaders.

For more Information contact us , call or whatsapp or Visit our study Centre at

17, Akinremi Street, Anifowoshe, Ikeja, Lagos.

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Kids Music School in Lagos, Tonality Music

  • Catch them young!
  • Lead them in the right way,
  • Equip them with the necessary skills to develop in to mature adults.

Kids who play musical instruments have the chance to improve in their academic work. Research shows that playing of instruments, and in particular piano helps the memory function.

‘When I was learning the guitar, anytime I was bored reading or solving some mathematical problems, I would leave it and resolved to picking and strumming few notes and chords on my guitar. After few minutes, I would have the inspiration and energy to read and solve hard equations.’- Ayodeji S.

 

Tutoring kids at an early age is very important. Some start at two years to recognise sounds and move on to learn piano. Kids music lesson could be spiced with notes reading and singing some rhymes.

 Choice of instruments

Parents have to inform their kids and discuss the choice of musical instruments for them. Parents do have preference, however, kids option and interest may differ. Though they may want their kids to play a particular instrument that they love, perhaps had missed the opportunity to play them at their early age.

Kids should be allowed to choose the instruments they wish to play. Few of them know the instruments and got inspiration as they watch the performers, and their peers, while others are thrilled by the sound of the instrument and its beauty.

Things to consider for progressive kids music development:

1. The age and stature of the child

Before purchasing the instruments, do consider the age and stature of the child. A big guitar, violin, sax or trumpet would not be useful for a four-year-old child. You should go for a quarter violin type, a small guitar, and a soprano or sopranino saxophone. The same applies to drums set.

2. The quality of the instrument

The quality, as well as the tone of the instrument, is very important. It is good for a child to hear a well-tuned, bright and audible sound at an early age. Whatever you hear determines your musical output. It does apply to languages and speech as well.

A poor piano sound or a distuned and inferior guitar could cause harm to kids’ musical development and aural skills.

3. The tutor

Who impacts knowledge on these kids?  Is the person a qualified music teacher or instrument tutor? Does he or she have the ability to teach and transfer skills to them?

Getting the right tutor for your kids is absolutely necessary.  A saxophone tutor, not a piano tutor, should teach a saxophone student. There are great musicians out there, but not all of them could teach, talk less of teaching children.

The tutor would have to be patient, calm and children-friendly individual who understands children music pedagogy and psychology. A class session with kids could be frustrating; they may display different attitudes inhibiting them from learning.  The teacher’s maturity is needed here.

Safety of kids must be taken seriously. Endeavour to do a background character check on your would-be kids’ music tutor.

4. A conducive place for learning

Students need a good place to learn. A place that is void of noise and distractions.

Music is artistic and also scientific. A lot of calculations happen during movement of notes, pitch variation, intervals, inversion of chords, piano chord voicing, colour, and embellishment. Therefore, an atmosphere conducive for taking instructions and practicing music pieces would be ideal.

5. Encourage practice time

It is advisable to draw a weekly practice time plan for the students and monitored by the parents. Kids should be encouraged to practice on their instruments and never forget to include scales, arpeggios, drum riffs and patterns, fingering exercises, basic major and minor chords.

6. Individual and group performance

Kids should be prepared to perform solo pieces on their instruments in order to build their confidence. That will help them do better when they are involved with the group. Attending concerts and participating in music competition could be helpful.

7. Leadership role.

Let them lead music and songs during events. Let them take the front role by giving the speech, singing or playing during your birthday party. They would be happy and have a sense of belonging. Being recognised in such programme would boost their morale and self-esteem.

8. Support them all the way.

New instruments and accessories should be provided by the parents or guardians when needed. The instruments should be well kept and be in good condition, protected from rust and impending damage.

Endeavour to sponsor music education the same way you support other academic programmes. Take the kids to and from the music school, sit by them often during lesson or practice time. Listen to the music they play and give them a positive response.

Be the first fan of your kids. If music makes your children happy, support them, they will give you joy in return.

Basic kids music class at Tonality Music School is for 6 months. We have a programme which allows good time for our pupils to develop, practice sight-reading and also perfect their instruments. They could also learn another instrument within the 6 months period provided they have obtained a good grasp of the first instrument.

After we have laid the foundation for 6 months of tutoring, kids can continue music studies and lifelong development.

Instruments available:

  • Piano/keyboard
  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Violin
  • Saxophone
  • Flute
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone

Further details on instruments studies at:

GOSPEL_MUSIC_SCHOOL

Gospel Music School & Worship School, Lagos, Nigeria

GOSPEL MUSIC SCHOOL, MUSIC MINISTRY & EDUCATION

Do you have a call to music ministry and don’t know how to go about it? You probably have gone through many challenging situations in and out of the church, and deeply bothered or confused about fulfilling your dream!

You may have so many questions regarding your church music and directing? Yes, you could be the answer to those questions with quality and biblical music education.

Would you take time out to study Gospel music and the reasons why some songs that we sing project GOOD NEWS?

Have you been involved in a music band or a choir, yet you can’t lead songs or harmonise (singing in parts: alto, tenor and bass)?

Do you have your single or an album and find it difficult to perform your recorded songs? That could be very challenging. The studio engineer added a lot of voice effects to galvanise your voice and made you sound like the nightingale birds.

Yeah, the audience had expected you to sound better than your recorded music when performing live.  Oops, that’s not the case! You need help to correct the wrong notes and jittery when performing.

Does your pianist play an inappropriate key and, that makes you sound too high or deep, very uncomfortable? Many of our so-called musicians do not understand that recorded songs could be performed on another key if the original key is not suitable for the singers or the choir.

Transcription is needed depending on the collective voices and relative central key of the choir team.  The reason, why hymns composers do consider the congregation voice range while they fix the key of the written hymn.

We have up-to-date programmes: Music Ministry, Worship studies, Music Leader’s Certificate Programme, Basic Studies in Music, Popular Music studies… All of these well packed-courses will benefit and shoot you up to become the genius you have hoped for.

The quality of delivery is here. We combine the intellectual and analytical works of a university and college degree music programmes with practicals to give you a proven identity and qualification needed in the contemporary age.

We will assist you to analyse your compositions and teach you how to arrange the songs.  Anyway, you don’t have to go too far. Tonality Music will give you a good beginning to music life and a step to the glorious future.

Get on the Music train!

Tonality Music School

www.tonalitymusic.com.ng

08055972777

Ikeja Lagos.

Compostion & Arranging Course

Melodies are like sweet pearls, born in the deep-soul of each person.

They come in dreams, while on a walk, at work – whenever they like: in their own special unique ways. Someone needs to sing them once or twice. And some want to save, remember, write and share with friends and close relatives.

The question is – how to do it?

Sometimes, you record a melody – it’s boring, you can see the flaws, there is a lack of harmony, though, original. Not at all what sounds in the bath. It would be great – I thought it up, wrote it down, made an arrangement: this piece was played by the violin, this one was played by the woodwinds, then the brass instruments come in!

Why do we need composition courses?

Courses are designed for those who want to learn how to write music and wondering: “How to compose music?”

It is a mistake to think that the lessons on composition are needed only to compose complex works and classics. Those who wish to write rock music, music in the style of trance, jazz – knowledge is necessary. Others who intend to write indigenous music should have basic knowledge of cultural music and language.

You will learn how to write music on a computer, especially performance, processing on a keyboard synth.  Basic theoretical, practical knowledge, understanding of the basic laws of composition, structures, and forms of works are necessary.

Composition lessons will help you to compose music and write it in notes.

The composition programme is compiled for individual and group class. Tonality music school provides classes for adults of any level.

In the composition lessons you will learn how:

  • melody is built;
  • to arrange the melody with creative harmony;
  • rhythm affects the character, mood of the work;
  • to write music on the computer;
  • to compose, process music on the piano, guitar.
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Guitar training in Lagos, Nigeria

Learning to play the electric guitar – the string world

 The electric guitar sound gets its amplification from the combo amp or through sound arrangement with a rack of effects: distortion, overdrive, and lots of other rocky sound.

The names of Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Jimmy Hendrix cause a thrill, in the world of the electric guitar playing!

Everyone, regardless of age, musical skills and knowledge can learn the electric guitar.

The electric guitar came alive at the beginning of the 20th century. The history of the development of the instrument is closely connected with Leo Fender and Les Paul – these are musicians and inventors whose names are known to majority of guitar players.

Electric Guitar Course Programme

It is worth noting that for each student an individual programme of learning to play the guitar is made by taking into account his level, abilities and preferences, which necessarily includes:

  • Correct hand position or setting;
  • development of the mobility of fingers and hands;
  • playing chords, notes and tablature;
  • work on hearing, sense of rhythm;
  • study of the technical side of the issue (combo amplification, gadgets, instrument tuning, etc.).

Playing an electric guitar at any level of training

If you are a beginner, then training will be built in stages from a complete beginner’s level, in an understandable language and at a comfortable pace. If you have already learned how to play the guitar a long time ago, our teachers will help you to improve your skill, improve your technique, assist, and make sense of difficult moments in your favorite works.

And, if you are a master of your instrument and want to become even greater, then in any case, come for the audition, so that the teacher will determine what else you can be taught where there are growth zones. Although there is always a space to grow!

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Learn to Play the Piano

Are you searching for a professional piano training in Lagos, Nigeria? Then you have come to the right page.

Playing such a wonderful classical instrument as a piano has singled out people in society. And no wonder! After all, this is an excellent musical instrument for accompaniment, solo performances, and compositional activities. Moreover, by playing the piano, you,

  • develop performance skills, coordination, memory;
  • broaden your musical horizons;
  • and enrich your inner world.

What is included in the Piano Courses?

 

  • Individual approach, taking into account the age and stature, the initial level of music education, the tasks you set.
  • Elaboration of the correct fit, setting hands, which allows you to master a variety of techniques, scales, to achieve ease of performing the most virtuoso works.
  • Various exercises to develop performance skills.

We at Tonality Music International have an integrated Piano training in Lagos and Environs from three months above to accommodate learners at different levels.

Flexible time is available for adults at a reasonable cost – you should not think that time is lost or it is too late to study, there are no chances.

Our music school offers the first piano lesson with approach to sounding notes.

You will be able to get acquainted with the instrument, play, try your hand, get recommendations from the teacher and assess your abilities.

At the initial stage of training, you can play a few pieces, read, understand notes, pick up tunes and chord accompaniment.

For those who have more serious professional tasks on the piano course, it will require hard work – thorough mastering of performing techniques, and extensive repertoire.

We also have teachers who are well trained to teach children to play the piano.

The ability to play a musical instrument will make you a different person. Music performance skills make musicians attractive to others. When learning to play the piano, the development of creative abilities takes place, the ability to express one’s innermost feelings through music appears.

In contact with the beautiful world, enjoying the experiences that possession of the instrument gives, the performer generously shares his emotions with the audience and rewards them with his beautiful performance.

Take the first step towards achieving your dream.

How great it would be to show off the performance of a popular piece-a song to your own accompaniment, causing admiration of friends and relatives!

Learning to play the piano is challenging, but it requires a huge reserve of patience, diligence, and perseverance. Gradually, with you showing dexterity in playing, people begin to appreciate the one who proves his worth.

VOICE TRAINING WITH PIANO CLASS, CONTEMPORARY TUNES

For anyone intending to study voice in a music school or university, he/she has to do piano as the second instrument of study.

This will help to address the issue of pitch, identification of tones, aural skills, singing through chords and performance with other musicians.

At Tonality Music School, our voice students will be able to accompany songs with the keyboard/piano. You may also prefer to add any other available instruments like the guitar, saxophone, flute, and drums in addition to your instrument of study.

Sometimes, the singers and musicians may not understand the lyrical content and stylistic movement in complex contemporary music, Gospel tunes, and jazz chords.

Registering with us will do you a lot of good as we explore together the songs of the International and Nigerian Musicians, singers and worship leaders.

The end result will give you fulfillment.

Our desire is that all our graduating students will go out as Potential music leaders to start their own Music organisation, ministry, and as Entrepreneurs flourishing in their music businesses and calling.

You can as well check out some other of our courses and programmes.

Learning to Play the Piano

At all times, playing such a wonderful classical instrument as a piano has singled out people in the society. And no wonder! After all, this is an excellent musical instrument for accompaniment, solo performances, and compositional activities.

Moreover, by playing the piano, you

  • develop motor skills, coordination, and memory;
  • broaden your horizons, and enrich your inner world.

Music lessons make people attractive to others. When learning to play the piano, the development of creative abilities takes place, the ability to express one’s innermost feelings through music appears.

Piano courses include:

  1. Individual approach, the initial level of music education, and the tasks you set.
  2. Elaboration of the correct fit, setting hands, allows you to master a variety of techniques, to achieve ease of performing the most virtuoso works and various exercises to develop performance skills.

For prospective adults, learning is available at adequate cost and flexible hours. However, you should not think that time is lost, or it is too late to study.  There are chances and the possibility of a perfect beginning.

Tonality Music School offers piano and keyboard lessons with absolute quality and standard. You will be able to get acquainted with the instrument, play, try your hand, get recommendations from the teacher, and assess your abilities.

At the initial stage of training, you would be able to play little pieces, read, understand notes, pick up tunes, and accompaniment.

For those who have more serious professional tasks on the piano course, it will require hard work thorough mastering of performing techniques, and an extensive repertoire.  The ability to play a musical instrument will make you a different person.

In contact with the world of the beautiful, enjoying the experiences that possession of the instrument gives, the performer generously shares his emotions with the audience and rewards them with his play.

Therefore, take the first step towards the dream!

How great would it be, to show off the performance of a popular play, a song to your own accompaniment, causing the admiration of friends and relatives?

Learning to play the piano is available at Tonality Music School, Lagos, but it requires a huge reserve of patience, diligence, and perseverance for the prospective students.

 

Get on the Music train!

Tonality Music School

www.tonalitymusic.com.ng

Phone/Whatsapp: 08055972777

Ikeja Lagos.

 

MUSIC LEADER ADVANCE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME (MLAC)

MLAC programme contains well-built courses carefully formed to give an all round education to students with vision/intention to establish themselves in Music leadership, performance, and recording business.

Having built on the foundation of the MLC programme, we will teach you how to record music, coordinate a band as well as record your own single! How fantastic is that?

We will help you to be creative using different musical styles, and work with you to develop your heart music.

Aside being able to play two musical instruments, you could also teach music.

The choice is all yours. Grab the opportunity to the best.


 COURSES

  1. Theory of Music (Grade 3)
  2. Conducting
  3. Keyboard and any other instrument
  4. Songleading-Voice skills
  5. Composition and Arranging
  6. Styles of Music/Genres
  7. Harmony
  8. Music Business
  9. Recording
  10. General Musicianship
  11. *Chorals, Hymnody, Contemporary and Classical Music

*Extended/Optional course under 6 above.

Duration


9 months. One month IT in a Studio, and also with a Performing band or a church music team.

Thrice a week ; 2 hours lesson on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Studies include Theory, Practicals and Project-Performance

FEES: N250,000.

Registration: N5,000

CERTIFICATE: Music Leader Advance Certificate


Contacts

For Registration or Further Enquiries call08055972777, 07088240850

Whatsapp: 08055972777.

Office: Visit our office @ 17 Akinremi Street, Anifowoshe Area, Ikeja, lagos.

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Music Leader Certificate Programme

The Music Leader Certificate Programme is designed for students who intend to focus on leading a music team or band in the contemporary world.

You don’t have to be a grandmaster in music to be on this programme. However, we will take you on the necessary rudiments of creative music and gradually helping you to discover the roadmap to music par excellence. During this programme, you will learn how to conduct a band, lead vocals or with your instrument, compose your own songs, and introducing you the sound-audio recording in our studio!

COURSES

  1. Rudiments of Music
  2. Voice skills* and Harmony
  3. Keyboard
  4. Composition
  5. Arranging for a band
  6. Intro. to Recording

Choose any course from the following:

  1. Music Business
  2. Creative musicianship

*Student can choose any other instrument if he/she does not prefer Voice skills


Duration

6 months/24 weeks of study

Thrice a week ; 2 hours lesson on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

144 hours of study includes Theory, Practicals and Project-Performance towards the end of the programme.


FEES: N150,000.

Registration: N5,000


CERTIFICATE: Music Leader certificate


Contacts

For Registration or Further Enquiries call08055972777, 07088240850

Whatsapp: 08055972777.

Office: Visit our office @ 17 Akinremi Street, Anifowoshe Area, Ikeja, lagos.


Registration in progress