Jingle Bells

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    kay-lister on #163760

    I played for the Festival of Trees a couple weeks ago and during this event (which raises money for Hospice), people

    Participant
    unknown-user on #163761

    I think I heard Corky Hale do it slowly and very “jazzy” – and it’s a nice change – sounds like you had a wonderful playing experience – and I know what you mean about tears in their eyes – I get that every now and then with my version of Unchained Melody – it’s very touching when it happens –

    Participant
    vince-pierce on #163762

    That’s wonderful…that’s the kind of thing that reminds us why we work so hard to make music.

    Member
    kay-lister on #163763

    Hi Hannah,

    I live on the eastern shore of Maryland just about an hour from Baltimore.

    Kay

    Participant
    Briggsie B. Peawiggle on #163764

    Hi Hannah,

    My middle school choir has sung at the Port Huron venue. 🙂

    June

    Participant
    rod-c on #163765

    Hi Kay:

    I think I may have that same CD. The one I have is “Relaxing Christmas Harp,” (produced by Brue Kurnow

    Member
    kay-lister on #163766

    Hi Rod,

    That’s exactly the one.

    Member
    kay-lister on #163767

    Rod,

    A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU TOO!

    Kay

    Participant
    unknown-user on #163768

    Hi Kay,

    This sounds like a beautiful and festive venue! I am looking for a good arrangement of “Jingle Bells,” and was wondering if you would share what arrangement you used?

    Cei Cei

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    sherry-lenox on #163769

    Hi Cei Cei! How good to see you. Hope all is well.

    I had a little breakthrough over the weekend that I thought some of the ultra-beginners, like me, might enjoy.

    I was playing through my Sylvia Wood Christmas Carols book, very slowly as I try to do, and evidently forgot to turn over a page, and all of a sudden I realized that I had played the “HARD” version of Jingle Bells, slowly but almost perfectly!

    I was so proud of myself! I think it’s important sometimes to look back. Sometimes I feel as though I’m not making any progress at all, but those are the times when I need to go back and play something that was really hard 6 months ago.

    It’s been tough to maintain a playable tempo when I’m practicing because I’m so used to the tempo I’ve been listening to for so many years.

    I do have hopes that by next Christmas the Sylvia Wood book and I will be really good friends!

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