I Samuel 7:12
"Then samuel took a stone... and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, hitherto hath the LORD helped us."
Saturday, May 29, 2010
A Bench for Me, the Same Bench for You, Praise The Lord! If We Make it Through!
One great idea!
One amazing music score...
ONE piano stool!
C) A Trip to the Hospital
D) Relief (when things work out)
We've been preparing for our annual piano recital. It's going to be so exciting this year! Jordan and I will be playing another ensemble piece. Our piece will be Hungarian Dance No. 1 by J. Brahms.
But there's a slight twist... literally! Instead of playing this piece the "right" way, we'll be playing it on two pianos and one bench! We will spin on that bench and switch parts (and pianos) during the piece! Sound's like a great idea? (I thought so too!)
So we thought we'd do a blog post on all the preparation we've put into this. This is a journey of pictures and words of our journey of spins and laughs!
Note: I would strongly recommend that you do something like this with your sibling. This is a wonderful way to build relationships with them, learn to work with them, and get to know them in a whole different way. God has blessed each and every one of us with special features. You'll be surprised to see His amazing design in each person!
So here's some pointers if you ever decide to do the same!
It's always helpful to tie yourself (during practicing of course) to your partner (just in case anything goes wrong!).
One disclaimer... if your partner falls off... so will you!!! (But I'm getting ahead of myself... that comes later!)
Hold on. TIGHT!
Who gets to be closer? Who gets to be further away?
When doing a spin, make sure your partner is ready. Or else...
Who gets more room on the bench?
We'll settle it with this:
Never, EVER throw back your head. Even during the exciting parts!
But through all the things we have to remember... we still remember to have fun! This is what makes rehearsing so enjoyable:
So, we've spent many long hours of "practicing"... okay Sort of Practicing!
And in our "free time", we found out that you don't even need ONE bench! Who invented benches anyway?!
Check back later to find out how this recital goes! We're really looking forward to it!
One more thing... here's a movie I (Bethany) filmed of our rehearsal. This was done from a secret hidden camera... so you can see what our practices REALLY look like!
The first part of this movie is a MUST watch! It was not staged! No stuntmen here! Also, if you watch the whole movie, you get to see a sneak peek of our piece.
We hope you enjoyed this post! Comment and tell us what you thought.
I think a good closer here would be Psalm 140:4 "Praise HIM with the timbrel and dance, praise HIM with the stringed instruments and organs."
Praise be to God! Let each and every one of us give the glory to HIM alone! It is by Him, through Him, and for Him, that we should live.