In mid-March, at the beginning of the pandemic, I decided it would be a fun goal to try and listen to every record that I own at least once in 2020. I started off slow, and really didn’t get serious about it until August:
Flute and piano duet of Autumn by Herman Beeftink (Part 3 of Seasons). The flautist is my daughter Kate who is 15-years-old. The pianist is my daughter Sara who is 11-years-old. This is a beautiful piece, and the girls worked very hard to learn this for their Papa’s 80th birthday party.
Piano and cello cover of Chlorine by Twenty One Pilots. The pianist is my daughter Kate who is 15-years-old. The cellist is my daughter Sara who is 11-years-old, and has only been playing cello for a little over a year. TØP is one of our family’s favorite bands, and the girls worked very hard to learn this for their Papa’s 80th birthday party.
The original version by TØP –> https://youtu.be/eJnQBXmZ7Ek
Chlorine was written by Tyler Joseph and Paul Meany.
The arrangement is by Stefano Cabrera.
Piano Cover of the Main Theme from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The pianist is my daughter Sara (11-years-old). The theme was composed by Alexander Courage and Jerry Goldsmith. This piece was recorded on August 9, 2020.
Last year I introduced TNG to my two daughters, and we watched through the entire series together. They LOVED it. A few weeks ago, my youngest daughter started working on learning the theme to TNG on the piano, and I thought I would share her progress with everyone.
Cello cover of The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme) by John Williams from the movie The Empire Strikes Back. The cellist is my daughter Sara (10-years-old), and the piece was recorded on May 21, 2020 (40th Anniversary of Empire). She has been playing cello for just under a year.
Today the Lipscomb Academy 5th Grade Strings Program held a virtual solo concert via zoom for Cello and Bass. Each student took turns performing their piece(s) in front of their classmates and the teacher. Sara finished out the concert by playing Fur Elise and Imperial March. We are so proud of her.
It isn’t pretty, but today was the first day I’ve picked up a guitar since having four screws surgically inserted into my left hand to repair multiple fractures and a torn ligament. My flexibility is not fully back, but this is a riff from my favorite guitarist that I could still (sorta) play. Anyone know what it is?