A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. ~Leopold Stokowski

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~Berthold Auerbach

All deep things are song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, song; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls! ~Thomas Carlyle

If the King loves music, it is well with the land. ~Mencius

Without music life would be a mistake. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music. ~Gustav Mahler

Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass? ~Michael Torke

Due to the overwhelming number of requests I have received, I have decided to put up the song Untukmu Malaysia/Baktiku Hanya Untukmu in a minus sax version for download. And yes, it's free... I apologise for not being able to produce a score as I played the song by ear the whole way through (not to mention a spontaneous solo) but you should be able to get the cues from the video clip! Thank you for all your kind comments and I will do better the next time round as well as creating more play-along tracks and videos for your viewing/playing/listening/profiteering/leeching/illegally selling pleasure. Feel free to post comments or even a video response of your own playing and have fun! Here's the link; http://rapidshare.com/files/295580032/Untukmu.mp3

-Eizaz Azhar

Hey there all you Mama Treble Clef Studio's followers! I've just started my own blog: http://www.briensax.blogspot.com/ So if you're looking for some cool stuff or tips or information on classes for clarinet and saxophone, just hop on over and take a look! Students of mine will have further access to downloads, sheet music, and more at http://www.brienstudents.blogspot.com/ So come take a look ok?! :-)

This is a musical tribute to our nation and its people. The song "Untukmu Malaysia", sometimes called "Baktiku Hanya Untukmu", is a Malaysian patriotic song composed during the early 90s. This instrumental recording of this beautiful tune is performed and arranged by multi-instrumentalist Eizaz Azhar on all instruments. Here are the lyrics to sing along;

Verse 1 Padamu Malaysiaku berjanji, Padamu ku akan mengabdi, Seluruh jiwa dan raga ku serahkan, Demi kejayaan bangsa Verse 2 Aman, makmur, damai, sejahtera, Akan ku junjung dan ku jaga, Bersatu rela jujur setia, Membela bangsa tercinta Chorus Syukur selalu kepada ilahi, Atas segala rahmatNya, Malaysiaku negara maju jaya, Baktiku hanya untukmu Repeat Verse 2 & Chorus to end
Clockwise from top; alto saxophone, percussion, drumkit, electric guitar, electric bass and digital piano-Recorded in ER Studios, arrangement by Eizaz Azhar. Video & lighting by Ray Lee. Mixed and edited by Eizaz Azhar. For best listening results play video on large external speakers or a good pair of headphones as laptop speakers are unable to reproduce many of the frequencies.