Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Play It Again, Sam

I never even learned to play Chopsticks, but I am doing OK.

Today I saw this on the news.

Alma Deutscher, the new Mozart.



And have you seen Jonathan?

 
 
Remarkable yes, but feast your eyes on Nora.
 




Makes you feel a little inadequate, doesn't it?

24 comments:

  1. This is incredible! I wonder if Nora gives lessons? Julie

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    1. If she does, what does she take for payment? I have a few catnip bags.

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  2. When, as a teenager, I was learning to play the classical guitar there was a young girl in the studio who was brilliant. I thought I might 'accidentally' shut my hand in a door so that I could say "I would have played like that if my hand was OK"! Sometimes God lays his finger on the brow of certain people and they are born gifted!
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  3. Hello Arleen:
    Where, we wonder, did we go wrong? And when we had cats, we obviously neglected to bring out their skills - just their claws!

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    1. Little did we know that we had a responsibility to culture our cats.

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  4. Nora is adorable. And is probably more musical than I am. She looks the part doesn't she?

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  5. Nora looks like she really enjoys the sounds she is making. If only we all could be as content with our own abilities.

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  6. I watched Alma explaining her music. Such a confident little girl.

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  7. Anyone can see that cat's playing Debussy and Chopin, and they're trying to turn it into Beethoven!

    Wonderful kids. Thanks, Arleen.

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  8. Dear Arleen, Chopsticks is about the only thing I can play. I can still play the scales on the flute however.

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    1. Still working on Chopsticks. No matter my lack of talent though, I still love to sing, even if it is off key.

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  9. Ah yes, a couple of talented youngsters and a piano cat. Of course, just between you and me, I feel inadequate having Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star, recently upgraded to superstar status, have so many adoring fans. Oh well, I used to play the recorder in elementary school. Sort of! :)

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  10. When I first retired I thought about learning to play the piano and now, three years later, I haven't gotten to it yet!

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  11. Hello, I saw your comment at Magnon's place and I was intrigued by your alias.;) Love your profile description - very optimistic and life-affirming and full of humour.;)
    I have seen a few of these videos before, the cat is amazing.;)
    Have a great weekend,
    xoxo

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  12. Love these. The cat is, indeed, amazing. I want to learn to play the guitar. Maybe.... Thanks for your comments on my blog. And I love the new pumpkin pic.

    litlmarysunshine

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  13. Dear Arleen, your posting today delights me! Nora is an exceptional cat. Well, let me think about that. Perhaps all cats--at least the ones I've lived with--are exceptional. But some like Nora are a little more forthcoming with their talent. They long to connect with us. And she's found a way. Maggie, Ellie, and Matthew, with whom I now live, find ways to entertain me also, but I know that at night, as I sleep, they have a secret life that they haven't shared with me. Ah, if only they'd paw about it! Peace.

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  14. I may not be able to perform Mozart, or lead an orchestra, but I can play my five-stringed banjo. (Major accomplishment for a Bear.)

    But, when was the last time you saw a piano sitting with folks around a campfire? Or an orchestra playing "Kum ba yah" in a college quad, with a bunch of students hangin' out and singin'?

    So, no, I don't feel one bit inadequate.

    Oh, and btw, I can play chopsticks, and a hymn or two, on the piano. FWIW.

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