Monday, July 30, 2018

Music in Sign Language


This week’s theme for #MusicMovesMe has been selected by our guest conductor, Michele from Musings & Merriments.

This week’s assignment was to select 2 songs in sign language, and then 2 of the same without.  You know me, I’m a bit of a rule breaker.  Today, I’m presenting to you 4 songs in sign language.


At first I thought about doing all Ed Sheeran songs, as when I first went in search of ASL songs, it seemed that was the majority of what I could find.

But then, I also thought about the others participating in the blog hop, and decided to dig a little deeper.   Don’t worry… I’m keeping this post short and sweet, so that you’ll have time to visit the other 4M participants.

Here are today’s 4 songs in sign language:

  • Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Chainsmokers - Closer
  • Adele - Hello
  • Rachel Platten - Fight Song




I hope that you enjoyed today’s selection. Don’t forget to visit the other bloggers in this musical bloghop!  Be sure to come back on Wednesday August 1 for Round Two of The Ultimate Dog v Cat Battle of the Bands Tournament.







20 comments:

  1. Mary,

    Excellent choices! One of my songs I selected I suspect someone else will use it today. In fact, someone did. lol Oh well...this is a definitely an interesting theme that was a bit challenging but I love watching someone sign. I enjoyed the two signers from your first and last video chooses best. They were more expressive. Thanks for boogieing with us on the dance floor today, my friend!

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    1. Hi Cathy!

      Yes, this one really was a challenge! I'm just happy I was able to find a nice variety to showcase. Thanks for stopping by.

      ~Mary

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  2. Very nice. Thanks for sharing them. I enjoyed them all.

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    1. Hi Patrick!

      Thanks for stopping by. As always, I appreciate your support :)

      ~Mary

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  3. The intro to Queen's song has a real Beatles flavor to it. Thanks for sharing. have a blessed week.

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    1. Hi Driller!

      I don't think I've ever thought about the into to Bohemian Rhapsody with a connection to the Beatles. That's an interesting concept. Thanks for dropping by!

      ~Mary

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  4. Good choices here! I too found a preponderance of Ed Sheeran...

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    1. Hi John!

      Yup, I seriously considered an All Ed Sheeran post. Sure glad I was able to find some other choices. Thanks for stopping in.

      ~Mary

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  5. I also did a Queen song but a different one

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    1. Very cool, Mike!

      I will definitely have to check it out. Mondays are typically crazy busy for me, but I will make it over there eventually.

      ~Mary

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  6. Love your choices my friend. You really found the good ones for sure. Out of the four songs you picked I love the "Fight Song"! The gal signing is a little cutie pie too, I must say! Thank you for joining us today and playing along. Have a rockin' week and thanks for rockin' along my friend! Love the sign off you made with your name. Too cute!!! hugs DOLLY Sorry I'm so late... I cannot sit a long time so I do it on intervals, but I made it. ~hehehe~ BIG HUGS...

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    1. You're doing better than I am. Mondays are usually crazy for me. Non-stop hustlin'. Finally went to bed at 1am, and still didn't make the rounds. Hopefully I'll have a moment today.

      ~Mary

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  7. Hey Miss Mary,
    Great set of signing songs. I guess I didn't quite read the directions. I didn't know we were supposed to do pairs of songs, one in sign language and one not. Hmm, well that would be a bit redundant. Had I known there were rules I would've broke them too. But hey, you and me, we're alike in that regard. Rules? What are those?? :)

    You picked some great songs. I only knew the first and last one. I love the Bohemian Rhapsody in sign. And Fight Song is just a good song period.
    I found the Chainsmokers "Closer" very interesting. I also like that interpreter's including the literal translations of the signs in both that song and Adele's. That was really interesting too.

    This was a neat theme. Sign language has always fascinated me and this took it to a whole new level...

    Hope you had a good weekend. Here we are half-way through the week already and I'm still stuck on Monday! :)
    Heading to your battle now.
    See you in a minute...

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. That's right! Rules are made to be broken! We are a pair of rebels sometimes :)

      This was certainly a challenging theme, but glad that we could do our best with it.

      And Monday Schmonday... we all know everything's better on Thursday or Friday!

      ~Mary

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    2. Lol. Yep! Mondays have always been weird for me. When I was working for other people, I always dreaded Mondays. Even though I liked my jobs for the most part, on Sundays when the late afternoon would roll around I'd start getting a pit in my stomach this very uncomfortable feeling that came with the realization that I would soon have to be heading back to the office for another week. I hated Mondays so much that when I became self-employed with my ad agency, I simply didn't work on Mondays. I never set meetings on Mondays, and I didn't do work on Mondays unless I was on a heavy deadline and needed to. And that Sunday pit went away, just like that! Imagine that... :)

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    3. Boy, do I sure know that feeling! And you are right - as soon as you start working for yourself, doing what you enjoy - that feeling goes away. Although, here it is Saturday evening, and I still havent decided on what to do for my Monday post. (SMH) But, I did manage to join up with a new Sunday Link-up that sounds like fun. Just wrote up that post - now to fret over Monday. Do I want to do something that ties in with next week's theme, or do I want to do something entirely different. We all know I haven't worked on that series I've been going on about... Damn this heat. Maybe by winter I'll have cooled off enough to give it some time and thought. LOL

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  8. I enjoyed your set, because of the two songs where the literal translations were shown. I had a feeling a lot of the words were missing in the ASL versions (although I don't know any ASL) because I know it isn't a literal translation of English. And, Bohemian Rhapsody's beginning is so "visual", anyway - I loved that young man's facial expressions.

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    1. Thanks, Alana

      I don't know ASL either, but I think the others were using phrasing instead of literal translation. I could be wrong, though.

      ~Mary

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  9. My daughter would really appreciate this list of music videos. She was born with severe to profound hearing impairment. At 4 she got a cochlear implant and learned to hear with it. She loves music now too.

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    1. Christy - you should have her visit each of the blogs in this particular blog hop (links above) they each have different songs and videos done in sign language.

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