Monday, October 1, 2007

Revival and Other Ramblings...

I'm baaaack!
I had a wonderful week of revival!
The evangelist was so musically talented;
He played the violin, keyboard,
bandura, vibraharp, and musical glasses.
He was so fun to talk to and his preaching was wonderful.
I was, personally, revived.

He also fixed my violin that has been missing
the 'E' string for a year!
(I popped it trying to tune it when I first got it!)
It was so kind of him to provide the strings,
put them on, and tune it.
He and I liked to talk about music a lot!
I particularly liked his musical glasses...




One evening he came to me
before the service and said,
"I brought a really easy arrangement for the violin tonight.
You get to try it after the service!"
"Really?" I said, as he smiled.
"Are you being sarcastic?"
"ME?!?! Sarcastic?!?"
He said while walking away.
And the service started.
This is what he played...



Right after playing it, he looked at me and said,
"Told you it was easy!
Now you get to try it after the service!"
I simply laughed.
I told him afterwards I'd try it if
I could do it on his 1767 Stradivarius concert violin.
He simply laughed, too. lol

On the last day he return my violin,
all fixed and tuned!
He gave me lots of tips, too.
He also played it for me to 'prove' that it could, indeed,
produce beautiful music...




This is when my violin became a fiddle. lol
Mom turned to recording off 3 seconds too early,
because while he handed it to me,
he was telling me that I put way too
much rosin on it and was showing me all
of it that fell onto my violin while playing.
And then he blew it into my face!

As he packed all his music supplies,
I stood by the piano playing hymns
out of the hymnbook.
He would occaisionally yell across the auditorium,
"Straighten that elbow!
I don't like that bow hand, fix it!" lol
I appreciated his help.



I just recieved my new violin lessons book
in the mail Saturday and am now teaching myself.
I'm now able to play some classical music
and some 'fiddle songs'.
A lady at church is really excited and asked,
"Oh, can you bring your violin Wednesday
and give me a performance?"
"Sure," I said.
"But it will be the worst sounding
performance you've ever heard!"
Pastor says when I'm ready I can
play for congregational singing.
I told that to her and she said,
"Oooh! Practice, practice, practice!!!"
She really likes the violin!

The revival was so wonderful and it was sad
to see our evangelist leave.
He said he'll be back in 3 years
and he wants us to do a violin duet.
I'm really looking forward to his return!

Today will be very busy and tomorrow also.
I don't think I'll be able to respond
to any comments until around Wednesday.
Tomorrow I'll be quickly posting something
I just got in the mail that I've been
looking forward to for months now!
Hope you all have a great day!

5 comments:

Amy/BookLover said...

That was nice of hime to tune your violin for you! My sister alison, (www.homeschoolblogger.com/alizona
) plays the violin too! Come visit my blog and comment!
Amy
P.S. I was so glad to see that you were going to post again!

Ron and Ginny said...

That sounds exciting. I would love to hear the videos, but the background music is playing and I don't know how to stop it... :-(

Brittanyrose said...

Hey Ally~

Oh, I'm SOOOO excited! Your mom said that you were SOOOO excited too!!! This is SOOOO neat that we are going to meet each other in person! (Lord willing). I think that this 'SOOOOO' thing is getting a little out of hand, but I'm excited!

Glad to see you post again! But, it is good to have a break sometimes!

Love you,

~Brittany~

PS.
The Sorrells made it safely to Sri-Lanka! Praise the Lord!!!!

Bryant said...

Those are videos are fun! I enjoyed them.
I play the violin, too!

Oh, and how did you get the message above the comment box about leaving your name, etc., when writing a comment?
I would love to get a similar message! I have gotten some rude comments by "anonymous", and want to see if I can clear up the problem! :-)

Autumn said...

It sounds like you have had a lot of fun! I bet that you are very happy to have your violin fixed. I can't wait to see what you got in the mail...
I read on your Mom's blog about the dress you are making. Will you be posting a picture of it? I love medieval styled clothing!
BTW, in you control section of your blog, you can choose to not allow anonymous comments. That is what I have done.

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