Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Guest posting!

I'm guest posting over at my friend Beth's blog today.  It's the first of a three part series on teaching art and music appreciation to our children.  If you are interested, feel free to head on over and check it out!  Even you are not a home schooling parent I think you will still feel inspired! 

9 comments:

  1. Really enjoyed the TED video. He has a wonderful way making classical music come alive. I am sure the children enjoyed it too.

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  2. I have to share my introduction to classical music. I was very young-maybe 8 or 9 years old. My father bought a rendition o the Hallelujah Chorus. It was a 78 recording played on our Victrola. Anyway, my brother and sister and I played that recording so much, we literally wore it out. We were absolutely mesmerized by it. I think our father eventually bought another record which we played, again almost wearing it out. Since that time, I have been 'in love' with classical music. I am so glad you are teaching your children the beauty of classical music.

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  3. Thanks! Yes the kids do enjoy watching the Benjamin Zander video. It isn't often that your kids want to sit down and watch a lecture. :)

    Great story about the Hallelujah Chorus. It's amazing what just some simple exposure will do.

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  4. Am I doing okay if I found my kids listening to Handel's Messiah when I got up this morning?? :)

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    1. That's awesome! But that doesn't surprise me with your kids. It would have surprised me if you said that had Toby Mac blaring when you woke up. :)

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    2. HA! Well, they like loud music, too (not Toby Mac:)) It actually surprises me that they like classical music. We were studying Vivaldi earlier in the year and Isaiah listened to the "Four Seasons" all the time. He wasn't as impressed with Bach. Can't blame him :)

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  5. But then again, they do call one of the opera singers on a different album the "screaming lady" :)

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  6. Which opera singer was that and what was she singing, just out of curiosity?

    We have been listening to opera this term with Ambleside and I have been surprised how much the kids actually like it! Of course the selections are some of the more famous ones so that probably helps.

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  7. It was Dame Joan Sutherland. The albums are called "The Art of the Prima Donna" and "La Stupenda". They haven't played it in a while. It's impressive but I can only handle so much of it!

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