Saturday, February 25, 2006

My daughter playing the piano

The below audio post is my first attempt to use audio blogger. It is of my daughter playing Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. It was recorded on a cordless phone which kind of cut in and out a little. And our piano is an old out of tune Sohmer, an upright grand, that was built in the late 1800's. We are very proud of our daughters knack for playing the piano. It comes easily for her. She serenades us nearly everyday. She is hoping to get a better piano someday soon, one that can be tuned correctly.

7 Comments:

Blogger Emily said...

How old is your daughter? She has a very impressive talent! I love that piece...so soothing to listen to as I watch the snow gently filter down through the trees in our yard. The sound quality reminds me of an old 78 recording and brings back warm memories of weekend afternoons when my daddy would play his records oh so long ago. Thank you for sharing! :)

2:09 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Your daughter does so well! Thanks for sharing it with us. I had our boys listen, hoping they might be inspired to do a little more piano practice and less banjo practice!

5:31 PM  
Blogger RL said...

Hi Emily,
Thank you. Even though everyone tells her how well she plays she is still very modest about it and blushes every time she plays for someone.
She is 19, but she's only been playing a few years. Her piano teacher has about 30 students and she quickly rose to the top of the class. Doesn't sound like I'm bragging, does it?

Lynn,
Thanks, and your welcome. This is something that she is completely self motivated to do. The only time we ever see her do what you would call practicing is when she gets a new recital piece. Otherwise she just plays on her own for the shear joy of it.

Home schooling has it's benefits. Though, she finished with home schooling the year before last.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Herrick Kimball said...

What a blessing it is to have such talent and music in your home!

7:26 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

The piano playing sounds good enough to warrant the purchase of a cheap ($15) microphone (if you don't have one already) It's not hard to record directly to the computer using Windows Sound Recorder. I do it quite often with my banjo.

Great playing! I enjoyed it!

8:49 PM  
Blogger R.G. said...

Russ,

I couldn't bring myself to listen, but I'm sure your little girl does you proud. I sure miss my own little miss piano player. She's in college now. Treasure the time they're home Russ; you'll never get it back.

R.G.

11:07 AM  
Blogger RL said...

Herrick,
Yes it certainly is a blessing, we are very aware how blessed we are. The other day after recording this piece she went to work and I kept replaying it through out the day.

Jonathan,
Thanks for the tip. I have been wanting to record her playing for some time and until now I never really considered recording it to the computer. That would be a good way to do it.

Randall,
Yep, the thought of her eventually moving out and not being around for us to hear play on a daily basis is something we talk about often. Like I just mentioned above, I'm hoping to do a lot of recording of her playing. That way when she's gone we can at least play the recordings.

I don't blame you for not wanting to listen to this audio post. The idea of my "little girl" not being at home definitely tugs at the heart strings, so I can imagine how you might be feeling.

6:08 PM  

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