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Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Year Long Project

This year, each of the girls have been assigned a year long project.  Their assignments are something that reflect their natural bents or stretch them in some way.  The plan is to work on them and mark their progress as they go.

Here is our oldest, B, with her project.  She is incredibly shy and doesn't like to be up in front of people but she has been blessed with an amazing voice.  We are working with her to become more comfortable with being up front and also to improve her performance.



I hope to video her again in about three months after she has been working on it for a while and maybe by then we can have her on a stage with a mic and music...still working on that one!

I will post the other projects as we start them and chronicle the journey.


13 comments:

Beauty said...

Oh my goodness, that was so good. I love the song and with her singing it I was fighting back tears. I am so proud of her!!!!!!!!! Keep up the good work!

Berry Patch said...

Excellent!!!! It took me 30+ years to get in front of people and sing with a mic. Does she sing with a group? That helped me. She did a great job!

momma24 said...

Berry Patch, She doesn't. She has only sung with our Homeschool Choir and done small solos. We are trying to get her to step out in faith and use her gift.

momma24 said...

I guess I should have said that this was completely a capella. She didn't have any music going at all!

Ring Leader said...

Awesome!!!!

Our Village is a Little Different said...

How wonderful.. such a beautiful voice. I can't carry a tune in a bucket, so I'm always amazed by singing talent. And a capella, even! I hope that with a little prayer and some more practice she'll get past her shyness. She has a great gift!

Kelly said...

Awesome! But if you are wanting a bit of critique this is what I would say. Be sure when you are coming back down from the high notes to make sure you stay on key (went off a slight bit once or twice). Secondly when she went to the bridge it sounds a hair flat. Thirdly, watch where you are taking your breaths - it will drown out your words and you want to be sure an annunciate. Also with the key change I think it was a bit flat. One other thing I would suggest is to be relaxed. She looked tense by not smiling and her arms stayed in the same position the entire time. (I've been in music for a long while.)
Overall an awesome performance. Just wanted to give her some things to try and work on. Can't wait to hear her again in 3 months.

Laura in MO said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! She did SUCH a wonderful job!!! Absolutely lovely!!!

Loving learning at Home said...

Beautiful! It is so hard to sing without music and she did a great job. Would like to hear it with music too.

Guiding Light said...

Uh yea, I don't think you'll get any complaints on that one! :-) She did a GREAT job! Looking forward to seeing the difference 3 months makes...

Heather said...

Nice song choice. She sounds great. I'd add a smile and then it will be awesome!

Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,

Heather

Trish said...

She sings really well! Wow. She's even stayed fairly well on pitch for a young girl without accompaniment.

It will be interesting to see what three more months of practice does, not only for her voice, but for her confidence.

She's beautiful...a bit serious and maybe nervous... confidence will help that though.

Mrs. Mandy said...

For one just starting out she sounded wonderful! When she finds her confindence and courage watchout! I can picture her belting them out. I have never heard that song before but, as a military wife, she brought tears to my eyes. I think any military unit would be proud to have her sing at one of their functions (retirements, graduations, reenlistments, etc). Something you might look into.