Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Bench for Me, the Same Bench for You, Praise The Lord! If We Make it Through!

What is....
Two Pianos
Plus...
One great idea!

Plus...
One amazing music score...
Plus...
Two People!
Plus...
ONE piano stool!
This Equals....

A) Disaster!
B) Success
C) A Trip to the Hospital
D) Relief (when things work out)
You decide!!!

~~~~~~The Story~~~~~~

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!
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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!
 
Impact!


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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!
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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.

Check back for the REAL deal.

Posted by:
Bethany & Jordan

7 comments:

Gwennie said...

That's a great idea, Bethany!! I so wish I could come an see it, but it turns out that I have to be at church early to play for a choir rehersal, and I can't make it back in time even if I only stay for part of the recital. : (

--But you could post videos and pictures! (Hint, Hint) Then I could pretend I was there...

Chelsea said...

You guys are sooo funny! What a great idea! Thanks for the post. Blessings!

Seven Sisters said...

The movie was very funny! :)

~Susannah

www.homeschoolblogger.com/sevensisters

Ebenezer Forest Farm said...

Gwennie: I think they are planning on filming it. :) We will greatly miss you!!

Mrs. Dysinger & Susannah: Thank you for stopping by!

Have a great day,

~Shiloh

Charae Spafford said...

What an ingenious idea! :-) You look like you are having a great time. It is such a blessing to have a family full of siblings. My brother is my best friend and we have always had a great time together. Keep up the fun and laughs. You will make unforgettable memories.

Ebenezer Forest Farm said...

Thank you Charae, for your comment and for your words of encouragement!!

Blessings,

~Shiloh

Cochran Family said...

Loved the video!!! How fun!!! Can't wait to see how the recital goes- I'm sure it will be great.

Blessings to you all,

Savannah