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Let the Rain Pour – Inspired by a Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı Poem

Let the Rain Pour – Inspired by a Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı Poem

Listen to the song This song is inspired by a poem of Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı, named “Yağmur Yağadursun” (Let the Rain Pour). The arrangement and performance of the song is by Blaine Selkirk from Canada: Let the Rain Drop

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Time for a New Departure

Time for a New Departure

Listen to the song A song that I had made in 1998 (wow, it’s been a while!), performed beautifully on the acoustic guitar by Roberto Diana: Time for a New Departure  

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A New Beginning

A New Beginning

Listen to the song An arrangement of my song “A New Beginning” by Blaine Selkirk with vocals, piano, and much more: A New Beginning

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Whenever You Need Me

Listen to the song A beautiful piano & string arrangement of my song “Whenever You Need Me” by Damian Shima: Whenever You Need Me

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Epigram – Inspired by a poem of Ozdemir Asaf

Epigram – Inspired by a poem of Ozdemir Asaf

Listen to the song This song was originally for one of the epigrams of Ozdemir Asaf. The epigram is only 8 lines long. Here, you will listen to the piano & string arrangement by mellownightz: Epigram – Piano & Strings Arrangement   Here is the music sheet for this song.   And here is a […]

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The Flying Carpet – Yet Another Techno Song

The Flying Carpet – Yet Another Techno Song

Listen to the song This is the song “The Flying Carpet”, arranged and performed by draganili, based on a melody theme that I had come up 15 years ago. Here is the song, enjoy! The Flying Carpet    

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Elif Elif {Elif Diye} – Inspired by a poem of Karacaoglan

Elif Elif {Elif Diye} – Inspired by a poem of Karacaoglan

Listen to the song This song by Gurdal Ertek is inspired by a poem of Karacaoglan, one of the most important classical poets in the Turkish culture. The poem has a repeated mention of Elif, the girl beloved by Karacaoglan. Here is an arrangement of the song with acoustic guitar, arranged and performed by Roberto […]

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Hands Up – While Learning the eJay Software

Hands Up – While Learning the eJay Software

Listen to the song I made this song while I was learning the eJay software. Lots of clapping sound effects in the song, hence the name “Hands Up” 🙂 I typically use this song as background music in my photo slideshows. Here it is: Hands Up – Original Recording

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Delirium {Sayıklama} – Inspired by a poem of Necip Fazıl Kısakürek

Delirium {Sayıklama} – Inspired by a poem of Necip Fazıl Kısakürek

Listen to the original recordingListen to the guitar arrangement This song was inspired by the poem “Delirium” {Sayıklama} by Turkish poet Necip Fazıl Kısakürek. Here is our original recording with my dear friend Cevat Balek, where he plays the piano, and I play the guitar: Delirium {Sayıklama} – Original Recording And here is a acoustic-guitar-only […]

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Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to Gürdal Ertek’s Music! In this web site, which is designed as a blog, you will find music by Gurdal Ertek. We hope that you will enjoy the music here. Please feel free to share your comments and suggestions with Gürdal Ertek! Best Regards, Gürdal Ertek, Ph.D. gurdalertek.org E-mail: namelastname@gmail.com (please replace namelastname by […]