Monday, May 5, 2008

Pacbell, Canon in D

One thing about living hundreds of miles away from family is this, they never get to attend the plays, concerts, ball games, recitals or what ever of my kids. That has always made me sad as I sit and watch other Grandpas and Grandmas and Aunts, Uncles and cousins fill the rooms.

One good thing about having a blog, family can now see these things- if I remember to take the video camera with me. And last Friday night, I did remember.


video

The woman I have sharing the frame with Jacob is his wonderful piano teacher, Wanda Orr. She is also my wondeful visiting teacher and friend. She had Jacob perform last. He started piano lessons 2 years ago, when he was in 5th grade. Within 6 weeks of starting, he had finshed the entire book that she started him in. She does group lessons and everyone else in the group was still on lesson 3 or 4. The boy amazes me. In the next couple of weeks, I will post his performance with the jr. high percussion ensemble. (if I remember to charge and take the camera).

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tried to watch the video it said it wasn't available try again later Dad

Sandra said...

I wonder what the deal is. It plays fine when I try it. Someone else give us some feedback- do I need to reload it?

ShazBraz said...

I just watched it with no problem. Great job, Jacob!

Anonymous said...

I just watched it. Keep going Jacob. Love Grandma

Karlene said...

Worked for me too.

That is one of my favorite songs of ALL time. Good job, Jacob. It's a hard song to play.

Anonymous said...

Good job Jacob! I remember having to have the songs memorized, & then the day I forgot the song right in the middle. I think that has given me eternal performance in public anxiety!!! Tell him I said he did great!Loretta

Sandra said...

Wanda usually does like them to memorize the songs, but he chooses really long or really hard pieces and he then memorizes as much as he can. You can tell where he hadn't quite got it down, there towards the ending. But Wanda really would rather that they show what they have learned and how they have grown rather than stress over remembering notes.

Jes said...

I want this song at my wedding. Thank you for providing a fabulous example for my future husband to listen to, even though you don't know me.

Lyn said...

I love this tune...and well played by Jacob....so spiritually uplifting. Many with musical gifts like Jacob are bringing their talents to the Planet at this time when the healing that music brings is most needed.
Lyn from Down Under