Some time ago, Sassy chose her cello and Moo spent several days obsessing about what instrument she’d choose.
(For those of you unaware, certain stereotyping of matching people to their instruments is a real thing. For instance, The Mister is a trumpet. I could say he plays trumpet, but he’s a trumpet. You’ll forgive my use of these stereotypes.)
For Moo, the first thing that came to mind was percussion, because Moo’s personality definitely goes with banging things, and she’s already had some experience with xylophones, which is nice. But then, she’s also played the recorder for three years as well. Strings weren’t altogether out of the question, either, although I said she probably wasn’t romantic enough for the violin. Some people suggested she begin with a keyboard, and we agreed that sounded good, so Moo has been playing keyboard for a coupla months now.
Not too long ago, I was doing dishes and I heard one of Mozart’s piano pieces coming from the back hallway. Not perfect, mind you, but good enough for me to know the tune. I turned the water off and slowly crept down the back hall. I thought omg, she’s a freakin prodigy, we should just let her play anything and everything she wants!
No, she had it set on the thing where the lights lead you through the notes in the melody and the computer plays the harmony. Ah. Okies. Still, she played along well, especially for being slightly embarrassed.
Then, last week, I heard the music from the beginner’s book for cello start up again, and when I went to see what that was all about, Moo was playing Sassy’s cello!
Within hours, Moo had finished the beginner’s book in pizzicato and I walked into this:
Not an hour later, I was in the shower when I heard “Ode to Joy.” I shouted out, “What is going on?!?” No one answered me. I heard more instruments than a cello…
When I got out of the shower I found out Moo had played it on the keyboard while Sassy played it on the cello and Moo refused to give me a encore performance.
Some other day, I’ll tell you about Moo’s previous Beethoven experience.
“Ode to Joy” or “Joyful Joyful” or Beethoven’s Symphony #9 is my favorite Christmas song to sing.
I spent a lot of time searching for exactly the right video to post, and decided since this one moved me to tears the fastest, it was the right one.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you. (Or, I’m just sappy like that.)
Do you love it? What’s your favorite Christmas song to sing along to?