This week (or however long it takes), we are going to learn how to play Bouree from Jethro Tull. This will be Edison’s first experience learning a song on the keyboard and my first song for the bass guitar, so this should be fun.

Original Version of Bouree in E Minor from Johann Sebastian Bach – Bach lived (1685-1750)


Then, a band in the 1960′s, called Jethro Tull, got their hands on it.

The Record Version of Bouree


Live Version of Jethro Tull Playing Bouree


Modern, Live Version of Bouree with Orchestra


Resources for Learning Bouree on the Bass Guitar and Keyboard

Bouree Bass Guitar Tab – I don’t know if this will help, but I printed it just in case.

Bouree Keyboard Sheet Music – Great resource with a snippet of the song.


YouTube Video Tutorial for Playing Bouree on a Bass

OK…So it wasn’t exactly a love affair. I have never actually met the man, and I am happily married. But, I am in love with Oliver Jeffers just the same.

It started the other night…

While browsing through YouTube videos, I came across one of the most delightful children’s books I have ever seen. “How to Catch a Star” is a sweet tale about a boy who loves stars so much that he wants one of his very own. It is absolutely magical, and I fell in love immediately. I rarely buy picture books on impulse, but this was in my cart before you could say, “Once there was a boy, and that boy loved stars very much…”

This is the video that got me hooked.


I continued watching videos of his books until I came across this one where he talks about writing tips. Really? Writing brilliant stories wasn’t enough? He has to be gorgeous and funny and have an Irish accent too?

Alas, the love affair will have to wait until Ed finds a sexy race car driver who needs her bathroom remodeled.

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