Friday, June 26, 2009

A Tribute to Michael Jackson

By now I'm sure you've heard that Michael Jackson died yesterday in Los Angeles.

Though the significance of Michael and his career cannot be easily summed up, the New York Times does a decent job:
"As with Elvis Presley or the Beatles, it is impossible to calculate the full effect Mr. Jackson had on the world of music. At the height of his career, he was indisputably the biggest star in the world; he has sold more than 750 million albums. Radio stations across the country reacted to his death with marathon sessions of his songs."
Perhaps the only bright side of the news is that it has inspired people around the world to re-discover Michael's music. Across the globe, fans and artists worldwide have reacted to Michael's death by putting on Off the Wall or Thriller for a reminder of what it was that made him the King of Pop - one of the most legendary performers of all time.

One example, again from the New York Times:
"Celine Dion, the recording artist, said on CNN: 'My son is 8 years old, and… he’s listening to this song, brand new, from him. Like, I’m rediscovering Michael Jackson again.'"
If you feel the urge, this weekend, to remember Michael and his music by learning or performing one of his many amazing songs, Yamaha is of course here to help you do that. We've compiled a full list of Michael's songs available on Yamaha MusicSoft and Digital Music Notebook.

Click here to see the list.

- Doug,


Play Along Songs @ Yamaha MusicSoft

ABC
Ben
Beat It
Billie Jean
Dirty Diana
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Earth Song
I'll Be There
I Want You Back
One More Chance
Remember the Time
Rock With You
Thriller
We Are the World (w/ USA for Africa)
You Are Not Alone
You Rock My World


Digital Sheet Music @ Digital Music Notebook

Ben
Got To Be There
I'll Be There
I Want You Back
Man in the Mirror
Rock With You
Say Say Say
The Love You Save
Thriller
We Are the World (w/ USA for Africa)
You Rock My World

- Doug