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Christ is Risen!

He is risen indeed!

Busy church morning, much singing, hymns that were much loved.

Something lovely to share – one of my favourite hymns.

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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A song for Friday

I got this link from a friend’s friend – how neat is that! A live duet in Berlin by Sting.

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Link to a Nerdy Love Song

OMG nerdiness adoration PLUS sweet kitten PLUS ukulele! Musical magic.

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Music lessons

DD has stopped piano lessons at the urging of her mother. 🙂

She was wasting her time in the lesson, looking everywhere except the piano or the music, sighing, saying she was tired, and I rather think that the piano teacher deserved someone who was paying more attention.

DD is all of 5.5 years old. She was the one who wanted lessons but at $30 a half hour lesson, her darling mother can continue them.

Oops, that means me. Oh.

I guess we’ll start lessons at home tomorrow.

BTW, I’m not one of those fanatical mothers who pushes her darling child into every activity she can think of. DD asked for music lessons, I committed to a term, and now she is thinking she’d like to have lessons from me. There is a real drawback to that in that at her age, I have to supervise every practice at home and consequently the little darling gets about 5 lessons a week if I’m in charge. The good thing is that her letter/note recognition is improving.

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2011 in Music

 

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It’s not easy being musical

Especially when everyone’s a critic, particularly your daughter.

My DD has been doing this wah wah, stop singing, stop playing the piano, no no no! routine since she was little. Rest assured I am NOT an awful musician, I sing well and nobody knows why DD will chuck a wobbly about me playing the piano or singing.

All the same, it’s slightly reassuring to see that someone like Scott Avett gets the same treatment.

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Busy weekend

I travelled with DD and my MIL to Melbourne to see The Mikado performed by Opera Australia. DD loved it!

The dear little thing sings songs from The Mikado around the house or in the car. Nothing quite like a little kid with an evil grin singing “I’ve got a little list”. She’s also fond of “The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring”, especially the tra la la parts, and “Tit Willow”, and anything that has four-part harmony.

Three Little Girls from The Mikado, Opera Australia

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2011 in Music, Travel, Uncategorized

 

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On the “oh cute!” side

DD was in the mood for Christmas carols tonight. She listened to the tinny, high-pitched electronica coming from her little Christmas tree, then I suggested that I could play some on the piano and she could have a bit of a practice before we sing on Christmas Day at church. She agreed (a miracle in itself considering that she has wailed mightily for years every time I try to play the piano) and she dragged a chair beside me.

While we went through The First Nowell and other well-known carols, she was particularly taken with Love Came Down at Christmas, the Christina Rossetti poem set to the tune of “Hermitage”. She la-la-la’ed along to the music, tinkled away on the highest notes of the piano, and demanded 3 encores. Here’s hoping that someone puts this on the list at one of the church services we attend.

 
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Posted by on December 10, 2010 in Church, Music

 

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