Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Music and stuff.

So, I have a recital in 8 days and a different performance in 10. 
Truthfully I'm scared to death! I'm usually *much* more prepared than I am this time. I have a lot of work left to do on my pieces but I'm pretty sure I can get 'em nailed down and completely memorized. 
*deep breath*
I can do it. Just watch me. 
I've been practicing loads the past few days. It goes kinda like this:
1) Play until I buggar up a spot.
2) Play the spot over and over and over and over. 
3) go back and play back a ways and get past the spot. 
4) repeat. 
and if I get to play through one of my songs without stopping (Buggaring up a spot) I get to do a happydance. Those are few and far between. but they do happen every once in a while. ;) 
Anyways. Enough of that. You guys wanna hear what I'm playing in these performances?
Here goes:

Concerto in G (K. 216): Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I'm not playing the whole thing with all the movements. :) I'm only playing to 7:18. The rest of it's pretty good too, though, so listen away, if you like! Maybe someday I'll do more of it. 

Polish Dance (Edmund Severn)

(It was really tough to find a good recording of this one, here's the best I could find!)
This song is loads of fun! I like it much better than I thought I would...It has quick fun parts and slow pretty stuff and a lot of double stops. I was really nervous about doing a song with double stops at first because they've never been my strong point. I'm so glad to do this one though! I've really improved in that area. 

I have another that I'm doing but I can't find it anywhere on youtube. Sorry. It's my least favorite of the three though, so I'm not too worried about it. :D


There y'are! I don't think I'm playing all three at the recital, but we'll see. I do have to play all three on the 9th though. And I'm being judged on them...I hate playing for judges. 

On a slightly different note, The performance last night went pretty well! lol. One of our groups kind of flopped a piece. It stank. but we survived, and hopefully it won't be remembered. ;) 
The Lord of the Rings piece went SO well! It was amazing. it gave me shivers and goosebumps and felt beyond epic to be playing. It was my favorite part, for sure. 
The rest went great. it was a blast overall. During intermission I got to see a few people I don't usually see, which was the best. :) And, I didn't stumble once in my heeled shoes. This is a new thing for Ms. Klutzy (me). :D I don't ever fall, but stumbling is a very regular occurrence. :D 
On the way home we got hamburgers. I love hamburgers. 

Pictures. Because this post lacks them.

Anyway. There's some of the stuff I'm working on musically these days! 
I hope I haven't bored you all beyond belief! <3
Ta-ta for now

{Rachel Joy}

{p.s. It's only 9 days until my birthday! *squeeeeee* yup. excited over here. I love birthdays.}


  1. duude. i love that last picture a ton!!
    and even though i already told you all this, i'm sure you'll do fantastically on those pieces <3 and i really hope i get to hear you at your end of the year performance!! <3

    i probably get more excited for your birthdays than i do mine, ehehe. xD

  2. Ooh, those are purty pieces. :)

    Man, I love Briscoe Darling. I haven't watched an Andy Griffith show in SUCH a long time!

    I LOVE that picture of the man amongst all those Hitler saluting fools. What a cool fellow! I shall endeavor to be more like him.


  3. Ooh good luck on your concert! :D <3 Also, I sure bet the LOTR piece was beautiful. <3 I would have loved to hear that! And those pictures<3 I love all of them. I'm partial to VW Bugs. I want one.

  4. I love music. I love singing. I love performing. :D Good luck on your next concert. ox :) LOTR has some of the best music *ever* so if you played it well, congrats. It's hard!

    Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh Briscoe Darling. I have seen him in years. Haha! I loved all the episodes with the Darlings in them. lol.... But I do agree with the 'time for music' s'true.

    And oh. That guy not Heil Hitlering. I love him. :)

  5. Eeeek! How exciting! {How close your b-day is!!!} I can't wait!

    What recital are you playing for? Besides federation... I bet you'll do AWESOME!!! :D

    As I said before... I wish sooooooooo much I could have come to that concert........... :'(

    The music pic and the Hitler pic. AWESOME!!!! VERY awesome. :D <3 <3 <3 I don't know which I like better. ;)

    Can't wait to see you tomorrow, darling!!! It feels like it has been FOREVER!!!!

  6. First, you are going to be amazing!! I am excited for you and intriuged because I love music but I can't play any instruments and it's so cool that you do! Way to be!

    And yeah, the hitler pic was awesome! haha.

  7. Praying for you!!! You're gonna do great! :)
    hahaha!!! Well I wonder which group
    Love ya, girly!


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