Today, I learned how to embed YouTube videos inside my Post. Now, that may not be a big deal for you guys but for me it is a great leap forward. And I hope it makes today’s blog a lot better for you.
For your consideration, I offer three versions of the classic Amazing Grace hymn. I’ll compare the Native American Flute, the Trumpet, and Scottish Bagpipes. Music for relaxation? No. Music for meditation? Yes. All three versions can invoke a feeling of inner peace, leading into a tranquil state. And, let’s face it, Amazing Grace is one of the most well known hymns of all times.
First up, John Two-Hawk and his version of “Amazing Grace”:
A haunting performance by a master of the Native American flute. This had me from the beginning and when it was over, I wanted to play it again… and again. This song appealed to me on all levels.
Next we have Phil Driscoll and his Trumpet:
As the caption says, a phenomenal trumpet. The voice reminded me of Joe Cocker and provided a interesting interlude for the trumpet solos.
And last the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and the Bagpipes:
The bagpipes have long been a favorite of mine and this song is one of the most sad sounding, and yet uplifting I have in my small collection of the ‘pipes.
There is no way for me to determine which one is the Best of the Best. All three types of instruments has its own strengths and weaknesses. The Bagpipes have long been my favorite instrument for this song but the trumpet with its call to action reputation appeals to me. The flute has almost an otherworldly quality that brings the spirit alive. And so, I cannot pick just one.
Perhaps you can pick or perhaps you have another recommendation for me to listen to. Either way, I’d like to hear your thoughts. Leave me your questions/comments and I will get back to you soon.
Walking the Path of Peace,