music

Piano Keys

Today is my sister’s birthday… so I’m sharing these piano pictures. ย Because she’s the one who took the time to teach me how to play the piano (and put up with a lot of nonsense from me along the way, I’m sure ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

I have a lot of memories of spending time together with her at the piano. ย Her teaching me how to play, yes… but also learning and playing duets together.
Ah… good times.

Happy birthday, sister dear! ย Youย really are the best! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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The Star-Spangled Banner – Story Behind the Song

With Independence Day coming up in a few day, I’ve been trying to find a truly beautiful performance of our National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner to share here on my blog. ย I’ve browsed YouTube and watched so many videos that it’s not even funny. ย If I didn’t know the words to this song before (but, of course, I did! ๐Ÿ˜› ), I certainly do now! XD

I will be sharing one of my favorite… “versions” of The Star-Spangled Banner on Monday, but today I thought it would be a good idea to share the story behind the song. ย If you’ve never heard the story, take a few minutes to watch this video and see what the meaning is behind those words that we sing. ย And if you already know the story… listen to it againย and let yourself be reminded. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

And then watch the video below of a woman singing a beautiful rendition of this song live at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.