Monday, January 17, 2011


 My mom, sister, and I are all pitching in and renting a cello for a couple months. We wanted to try it out before we bought one that we've been looking at for a while. Turns out we'll be buying one for sure! So, if I may digress from tatting updates and share a new-found joy with you all.... :)

Here my sister and I are playing around with a cello/piano duet by Jon Schmidt called 'Love story Meets Viva la Vida. Check out the YouTube video HERE!! We've also been practicing two other duets - I'll post videos soon!

Our family has a love of music. My parents both play musical instruments and have passed on that gift to us. I've been playing the piano for 10 years. I had 5 years of lessons with our pastor's wife and after I stopped taking lessons, I just kept on playing. My sister Lea has been playing the piano for around a year and now we are both playing the cello! Lots of exercises and scales, which have turned from squeaks to solid, reverberating (I think that is the best word that describes a cello) beautiful notes. Lea and I love to listen to soundtracks. That's why my iPod is so full! It's all soundtracks! Classical peices are our preferred choice around here so naturally there have been a lot of Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, and Master and Commander songs on the cello. So needless to say, there is sheet music everywhere. At least the kitties don't mind :)

Happy Tatting everyone! Have a blessed week!


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

My favorite Christmas present to give was in 1979. My sisters, my brother and I chipped in to buy Mom a cello. Dad had to pay for repairs. It was a lot of money for each of us, but it was well worth seeing the look on Mom's face! Several years later, she gave the cello to my cousin's daughter, with our blessing, of course! There's nothing like good music. : )

Karen said...

Congratulations on acquiring the cello! I so enjoyed the You Tube video. Keep enjoying music. Thank you for sharing. Karen in OR - who is not musically inclined

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