Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Sound of Music

On my sister Miriam birthday, we watched The Sound Of Music. We liked the movie so much that we decided to learn to play some of the songs. The movie was about the Von Trapp family, a captain and his 7 children. When their mom died, the dad became very strict.  They needed a governess to take care of the children, and the convent sent Maria to help the family. Maria started teaching the children about music and how to sing. They learned to sing so well that they even performed in front of the whole city. 

After their mom died, they no longer sang or had music in the home. Maria brought music into their house and even got their dad to play his guitar that he hasn't played in many years. The first song that he played and sang was Edelweiss. Edelweiss is a white flower found in the Alps.

My little sister Hannah and  I have been practicing a song called Edelweiss.  I play it on the violin and Hannah plays it on the piano.  First, My older sister Miriam and I played it together while Hannah listened. A couple weeks later she wanted to play it also, and my mom taught it to her. I loved playing it with her.

I am also going to play My Favorite Things with my sister Miriam. In the movie, there was a thunderstorm and all the children got scared. Maria taught them My Favorite Things to get them into a better mood. She told them to think of good things and then they won't feel so bad. 

Here is Hannah and I playing Edelweiss and Miriam and I playing My Favorite Things.











Have you seen this movie?

Have you heard these songs?

9 comments:

  1. Dear Sarah,

    Firstly I would like to wish Miriam a very Happy Birthday and may you shine where ever you go.

    Once, again I really loved watching you and your sister playing Edelweiss. Bravo to you both. You have a wonderful mum to be able to teaching you both how to play so wonderfully.
    Also you and Miriam did a wonderful performance playing My Favourite Things once again Bravo!

    Do you have a favourite song from the movie Sarah?

    You also have made me go back in time to my childhood, for at school we sang this song Edelweiss all the time.

    I have seen the movie and loved it.

    Another wonderful post Sarah.

    Best wishes,
    AA

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    1. Dear AA,

      I really enjoyed reading your comment! I liked all of the songs in The Sound Of Music and I have a hard time choosing.

      Have you ever shown BB this movie?

      If she has, what is her favorite song?

      Sincerely,
      Sarah

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  2. Dear Sarah, Hannah and Miriam
    I love those songs and I enjoyed listening to you play them. I think I will be singing them throughout the day now!

    It's lovely that you girls can learn your instruments and play together.

    Are there other instruments that you would like to learn to play as well?

    warm wishes
    Mrs McKenzie

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    1. Dear Mrs. McKenzie,

      It is so nice to receive a comment from you. We have been playing many songs together. We first learn our parts separately and then try to put them together. It is important to keep the correct count of the music so we don't get off beat.

      I would like to learn to play the viola, but my dad said that it is too much for me right now because I have too many other activities. I hope you will visit my blog and leave me some more wonderful comments!

      Sincerely,
      Sarah

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    Dear Sarah,

    I really enjoyed your summary of The Sound of Music. That was a favorite movie of mine growing up!

    The music you make with your sisters is fantastic! I love how music is such a big part of your house. When I was little, we used to sing a lot. For example, when we were doing the dishes we would sing It's a Small World. Music makes the world a better place.

    Does your family ever sing together?

    Your proud teacher,
    Mrs. Y♥llis


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    1. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

      Thank you so much for leaving me such a wonderful comment. Our family never sings together but we always try. The only person that really has a good voice is my cousin Luba. Whenever there is a party, or whenever we go their house, she always sings for us. She sounds beautiful! I hope you will visit my blog.

      Sincerely,
      Sarah

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  4. Hello Sarah,

    Not only have I seen the film when it was released in cinemas many years ago, I have it in my DVD library and before DVDs I had it on video tape. It's a wonderful musical and I found myself singing along with your performances.

    I like "Edelweiss" and "My Favourite Things" but also enjoyed songs like "Do-Re-Mi", "I Am Sixteen", "Climb Every Mountain" and others. Would you believe one of my Twitter friends actually played Louisa Von Trapp in a production in the UK? She is a wonderful singer and only recently had a reunion with the cast of that group.

    Keep up the wonderful music. It brings joy to all who listen. :)

    @RossMannell
    Teacher, NSW, Australia

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    1. Dear Mr. Mannell,

      I really enjoyed reading your lovely comment. I also like all of those songs that you mentioned. We didn't record them because we don't have the sheet music.

      I really like the character Louisa in the movie. She is my favorite child. I hope you visit my blog again and leave me some more lovely comments.

      Sincerely,
      Sarah

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  5. Tanya and EugeneApril 4, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Dear Sarah, Miriam, and Hannah,

    Wonderful performance!!!
    I'm glad that you watch good quality movies and play great music. Whenever I visit you, always someone is playing, it's always music in your house, can you imagine if your brother Michael will play also and if it's a trumpet or drums?
    But seriously We are very proud of you.
    Please continue your good work.

    Love you,
    Grandma Tanya and Grandpa Eugene

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