Enjoy the happy birthday penguin style video to see the happy birthday song performed, possibly in a way you’de never seen before. Wow, never knew they could do so many dancing steps, even the very young to the old.
May even take a trip down Antartica way, just to watch this show all for myself. “Happy birthday, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, may all your dreams come true, la, la, la”
Looks like Pengy over there on the right has slept in and missed the party. Is he asking those folks, “Is this the way to Antarctica” looks lost to me!
You could cheer someone special up by forwarding this page link to them, especially if their birthday is quite close.
Playing the happy birthday chords on an iPhone app, well what next. I thought it was a clever and unusual method of performing the birthday song, so I just had to add it in here for you to see. Hope you to enjoy watching it.
Enter the iPhone App Playing The Happy Birthday Chords
Personally I’ve never attempted to play it on an iPhone, how’s about you? Would like to know just how common it is playing these.
This is yet another method of playing the birthday tune we can add to our collection, having already added variouse styles of the guitar, piano, ukulele, harmonica, fiddle and of course the Google Doodle.
Who knows how many more we can end up with, I’m sure there must be a jug version out there somewhere. Jews harp could be another or the bagpipes perhaps. Let’s get searching and post it to the blog. Cheers.
As an Added Note
For those wishing to learn to play tunes on the iPhone get some great advice from this site I have come across.
Learn The Art Of Playing iPhone Music
Below is a bit of a flavor of what this site offers those interested in the topic.
Take some time to move things around with each element until you’ve got a lead sound that suits your needs. You’ll find with appropriate “Tweaks” in place throughout all three sounds, you’ll have an overall sound that is completely different from you initial starting point.
Using a relatively basic interface, you can make some massive sound alterations, especially when you automate your changes over time. When you dig deep into the art of “tweaking,” you do need to apply musicality liberally. Sometimes tweaking your sounds makes a lot of sense, and other times, it can just be overkill.
The important thing to do is use the best sonic strategy that fits your music. In some cases, that may mean tweaking all the available sonic element or it might mean just altering a couple; at other times, it might be best to simply avoid tweaking altogether.
The happy birthday song lyrics were sung to Roy Clark of country music fame, who celebrated his 79th birthday yesterday Fri 13th April. Not just your normal version of the congratulatory birthday song, but a version sung in Cherokee.
The participating audience were given a lead intro to the song by the Cherokee National Youth Choir. Complimenting the choir, Roy stated, “It has never been sung as sweet and will never be sung as sweet again,”
Earlier that evening while on stage, Roy had wrote his signature on a guitar which he owned. Placing it up for auction in front of his souvenir hungry fans, it’s no wonder that it reached a sum of over $4000.
After making the announcement about his pleasure the Cherokee choir had given him, with their rendering of the happy birthday song, he donated all auction proceeds would be used for supporting the choir.
While playing guitar and performing many of his favored songs, Roy Clark still had the time to offer happy birthday wishes, as well as, happy anniversary to other members of the audience.
It seems everyone had a wonderful time, none more than Roy. He might have expected to hear the happy birthday song traditional style, but instead was treated with “alihelisdi udetiyisgvi”, a Cherokee version.
Happy Birthday Song Lyrics Traditional Style, Takes A Back Seat
The country music icon celebrated birthday number 79 Friday night with a near sold-out crowd at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
Clark rollicked through a string of classics with his trademark humor and endearing orneriness. His fingers swept over his guitar, as agile as ever, with a tone warm and welcoming.
All night, laughter abounded from the stage and the audience.
“Bless your heart,” the longtime Tulsa resident said when the crowd cheered wildly during his versions of “Ghost Riders in the Sky” and “Malagueña.”
To read more about how this fantastic evening and the happy birthday song went down, click the link above.
Yesterday When I Was Young – Video of Roy at Grand Ole Opry
Roy Clark performing at the Grand Ole Opry live with “Yesterday When I Was Young”. Roy’s aged voice certainly brings more character to this song, being that it’s about looking back in latter years of life.
The guitar work is pure genius as we have come to expect. Seeing that this was uploaded on Jan 27, 2010, Roy would have had 76 happy birthdays tucked away under his belt by then, a pure joy.
Born in 1933 Roy Clark of Hee Haw host is highly regarded for his happy guitar playing and a host of many other instruments. Good place to find out more information about Roy Clark.
If you are looking for further material in a similar theme to the happy birthday song lyrics, visit the link birthday celebrating stuff.
A group of young students became excited when hearing the piano chords for happy birthday being played by Chris Ziemba and the other group members of the Juillard jazz ensemble.
You can just imagine how even more thrilled they became when given the opportunity of playing the piano alongside this accomplished jazz ensemble. One of the young students, Mackenzie Graham was also honored as being the special star guest at this jazz concert.
This honor came as a big surprise to the young lady, who was chosen along with another three youngsters to play piano on stage.
The Juilliard musicians invited the kids to accompany them by playing on the black keys of the piano, while the group played along with an appropriate jazz number.
Piano Chords For Happy Birthday
As a tribute to his hero (Theloniouse Monk – See top image), Ziemba and the other group members gave a rendering the happy birthday song.
“I was really surprised when they picked me,” MacKenzie said. “I liked playing the different notes and then playing together. It was really cool and I liked the music they played. The bass is the best, because I like the way it sounds.”
Now in its fourth year, Juilliard in Aiken has brought more than three dozen vocalists, musicians and dancers affiliated with The Juilliard School to the community for formal concerts and an increasing number of school outreach opportunities.
The ensemble is a performance education program established by the college in 2001. The current members are Matthew Jodrell, trumpet; Michael Thomas, alto saxophone; Christopher Ziemba, piano; Rob Haight, tenor saxophone; John Tate, bass; and Jeremy Noller, drums.
Couldn’t miss this date the 27th 0f March, due to it being the Birthday of Patty Smith Hill (died on 25th of May 1946) co-writer of the world famous Happy Birthday song which after all, is responsible for a lot of what this blog is all about.
Along with her sister Mildred Hill, they both put the, “Good Morning To All” song together, which was the original name for the Birthday song we now sing today. Visit the page, Happy Birthday chords for more information about the two sisters.
Patty Smith Hill Song
I have added the video by Javier Collado who strums the Happy Birthday guitar chords to us, which is a very pleasing rendering of the tune, I’m sure you’ll agree.
Below is an image of the Good Morning to All version of the Birthday song co-written by Patty Smith Hill and her sister. This song was intended to be an easily performed song by the young infants.
To read more about this story Patty Smith Hill click on the link. The song seemingly can now be found translated into 18 different languages, which says something about the song in itself. Many variations have also been added on Youtube videos, some interesting ones are already on this site and many more will be added in the future days ahead.
The amount of content from all types of media that is available to us, is pretty staggering when you consider the fact, that the Happy Birthday Song is after all just a one verse song.
The amount of times that it is performed throughout the world on a daily basis, may even run into the millions.
In 1998 the Guinness Book of World Records, stated that out of all the songs sung in the English language, the Happy Birthday song was the number 1 recognized song.
Not bad going from a school kindergarten principal, Patty Smith Hill and her pianist and composer sister, Mildred J. Hill.
Study time is over and it’s time for some light entertainment, with this rendering of Happy Birthday on piano, Jazz style. Really interesting video, I think you will enjoy it.
Apart from the delightful happy jazzed up version of the Happy Birthday song, these guy’s certainly should be congratulated on the brilliant graphics they have added to the video.
Enjoy The Happy Birthday on Piano Video
How’s about those crazy Birthday cake candles, are they something or what? Getting some good ideas for a certain persons next big day party here.
What’s your favorite image from the video, apart from that gorgeous cake?
Is it “The Chocolate Kid”, “Mickey Mouse” or is it perhaps “Hammy The Hamster”, who is singing along to the Happy Birthday jazz music.
Be it the Beatles, the Beer, the Balloons, the Bear in the middle of the tussle or the Bunch of Kids waiting to get stuck into the food on the table. Let us know in the chat box below what you like best.
Jazz Piano Hero
If your a fan of Jazz and piano in particular, a great all-time favorite you might be interested in reading about is Dave Brubeck. The composer/musician celebrated his 91st birthday on the 6th of December 2011. Although this page of recommended reading dates to 2009, it does give good details about Dave.
One of America’s most revered and respected jazz and classical pianists and composers, Dave Brubeck has remained prolific throughout his six decades of performing on stages across the world.
Dave Brubeck’s Early Days
Born in Concord, California, on December 6, 1920, David Warren Brubeck seems to have entered the world with music in his blood. The Brubeck family also produced two more professional musicians, Brubeck’s two elder brothers. Young Dave took to the keys at an early age, taught by his mother who had studied classical piano in England.
A classic post for this site is without doubt the, Marilyn Monroe happy birthday Mr President video. Marilyn singing the Happy Birthday song to JFK (John F. Kennedy) the United States of America President, must surely be one of the most famous happy birthday wishes and renderings of this song ever.
Marilyn Monroe Singing Happy Birthday Mr President Video
It was on the 19th of May 1962 that Marilyn was introduced onto the stage as “This lovely lady” by the presenter, who stated “Something or other – But punctual, Mr President, Marilyn Monroe”.
The audience at this point bursts into laughter, because when the presenter turns round expecting to see Marilyn walk onto stage, the stage is empty, NO Marilyn!
The sound in the auditorium is a bit distorted due to a lot of echo, but the presenter goes on to build Marilyn’s introduction with something that sounds like,
“But I’ll give her an introduction anyway, because Mr President in the history of show business.
There’s been no one female,
Who meant so much,
Who has done more”.
At this point Marilyn finally appears, hurriedly shimmies across the stage as Marilyn only could, to the relief of the presenter. He then re-introduces her,
“Mr President, the ??? Marilyn Monroe”
The question marks are in place here, because I can’t make out what it is he says. Many people have interpreted what he said as, “The late Marilyn Monroe”. Very possible because she was late arriving on stage, or maybe they are only reading into this, due to her sudden death shortly after.
After having her wrap removed by the presenter, Marilyn goes on to give her rendition of happy birthday, followed by her own version of the song, “Thanks for the Memory”. The words go like this:
Thanks, Mr. President
For all the things you’ve done
The battles that you’ve won
The way you deal with U.S. Steel
And our problems by the ton
We thank you so much.
Later on, JFK appeared on the stage and jokingly stated, “I can now retire from politics after having had Happy Birthday sung to me in such a sweet, wholesome way,”
It’s quite funny really when you consider that Marilyn Monroe singing the Happy Birthday song was a bit premature, as the Presidents official 45th Birthday was celebrated 10 days later on the 29th of May. Question is, if the presenter did indeed say, “The late Marilyn Monroe”, turns out she was actually early, 10 days early to be exact!
This video will help those trying to learn the Happy Birthday tune played on the flute a whole lot quicker than just looking at music sheets. Keith Davis provides the flute tutorial here at various speeds in order to help students grasp the steps that much easier. The Birthday Song is being practiced by those learning to strum Happy Birthday on guitar as well as those learning to play the piano chords every day of the year.
Keith starts of going through the first phrase and then repeating at a slower speed that shows the finger work on the flute much clearer. Moving on to the 2nd phrase of the Happy Birthday tune he again plays it twice, the second time with a few possible variations for students to follow. The advice he suggests is to experiment with these variations until you are satisfied with your final results.
He makes the third section look just as easy for you to follow and bring the tune to completion.
Happy Birthday Tune Played On The Flute And Piccolo
Be prepared for a very nice treat performed by this young lady, as she treats us to a rendering of the happy birthday celebration song. She must have used a multitracking system because it is the flute and the piccolo playing at the same time.
An example of multitracking would be to record one session with the flute, then play it back while playing the piccolo and of course have your video recorder running in record mode. Hey Presto, play it back and you now have a multitrack showing both of your talents in one youtube video.
A very clever touch and very well performed. Who knows what size of orchestra she may end up making, if she already has these skills.
Hope the videos help you to learn to play the Happy Birthday tune on the flute and perhaps surprise someone very special to you when you do so. If you found the information useful, hit the share buttons below to forward it to a friend.
For those looking to see how the Happy Birthday piano chords look while being played on the keyboard, I’ve dug out this video for you. It has been recorded and played by this guy, Rob Smallwood. When it starts your going to say “But this is just another guy playing the Happy Birthday song and we won’t see any chords being shown” WROoooooong!!! That’s only the introduction, more to come.
OK, now we have that point out of the way, watch Rob show you some clever methods of how to play these chords. At 1.10 minutes into the video you will see that he starts of playing the tune in the key of C, which is an excellent tutorial in itself. If you choose to go on and learn how to play the tune, then at about 1.47 minutes into the video, he shows you how to play the C, G, F and F minor chords.
I have mentioned on another page here at, Happy Birthday guitar chords, the benefits of learning the Happy Birthday chords in a selection of keys to accompany singers and guitar players wanting to play in these different keys. Ron also gives this same recommendation while at the same time, he demonstrates these other chord sequences for you to learn.
The tip he gives us here in this Happy Birthday piano chords tutorial is to use numbers, which he explains will be easier for the student, than learning chord names initially.
At the 4.05 minutes mark in the video he demonstrates the chords in the key of D, which are D, G and A. The final chord set of Happy Birthday piano chords he plays are in the key of G, which are G, D and F, Your homework now is to go on and practice these Happy Birthday chords in as many keys as you can.