Musical Wine Glasses!

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12. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Christmas, Fun

Music just brings out emotion in me. Laughter. Giggles. Tears. I can’t imagine a life without music.

25. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fun, Videos

Music can be made with nearly anything …

Thanks, Anne Krabill, for bringing this to my attention! :-)

10. January 2013 · 1 comment · Categories: Fun

Many thanks to Bob Hubbard, of Westwind Double Reed, for sending this out on Facebook.

08. January 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fun, Videos

I always wonder, though, why there is cello … and now violin. I’m so puzzled. (But hey, do they need an oboist?)

Odds are I’ll get home from the kiddie concerts today and find this not working. I hope not, but so far that’s happened with nearly every video I post! I really do check them after posting … honest! … but later they aren’t working. A second fix and all seems to be fine. So very odd.

Be sure and watch the outtakes at the end. Then you hear what the violin really sounds like as one is moving and playing at the same time. :-)

13. November 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fun, Photos


Soul Focus Photography, used with permission from Merran Cooke
Background photo found here

Playing classical music can take your mind away from “worrying about niggly little issues” and allow you to come back to work with a fresh perspective, says Crown Law Assistant Crown Counsel Merran Cooke, a member of the Vector Wellington Orchestra and organiser of the recently held ‘Counsel in Concert’ choral and orchestral performance. “I really enjoy the lawyers’ music group,” says Cooke. “It brings me back to when I was doing music as a teenager, and didn’t expect to get paid, just doing it for the pleasure of it.”

First notes
Cooke fell in love with music as a youngster. She played piano, recorder, and harp, but it “was the oboe that won out”. She started playing the “lovely” and relatively “rare” instrument as a 10 year old thanks to the encouragement of her music-loving parents, and fell completely in love with it when she made the Wellington Youth Orchestra four years later. “I really enjoy orchestral playing,” she says. “That was what I really loved, playing in a big group with lots of people. The teamwork aspect is what really appealed, and being part of a really big sound as well.”

RTWT

And here’s a link to the poster (again, thanks to Merran!)

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19. October 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fun, I ♥♥♥ This!

… and I think my kids might too!

24. July 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fun

Okay, I normally don’t like autotune. At all. But this just cracked me up. So there’s that. And it’s done by some young folks and I like that too. :-) (Yeah, using the word “folks” means I’m old. Go figure.)

11. July 2012 · 2 comments · Categories: Fun

I’m just amazed she can get through all of these!

Performed by Jane Lui, Michael T., and Jonathan Batiste.

… or I can’t be friends with you. Sorry.

This guy, David Newman, is fantastic and I wish I’d had him for theory. Maybe I would have actually learned … and remembered!

… and yes, there are more!