Saturday, January 5, 2013

in which i add culture and sophistication to my blog

Ok so maybe I've been spending too much time reading/watching Jane Austen and the like, because, really, posting a video of me playing the piano doesn't make my blog more sophisticated.  But I'd like to think it does :)  

(I get really distracted when I'm writing blog posts, so I just went to the first blog I ever had... haha... yeah...no... I'm convinced that there's nothing more embarrassing than going back and reading stuff you wrote years ago.  And no, you'll never find the blog, even if you try)

Anyway.  So I have this major obsession with Canon in D.  (You've never heard it?  You poor thing.  Go look it up right now)  If you listen to it and you don't feel the urge to dance/float around the room, then something must be wrong with you.  Which could be a problem since i've decided that I'm walking down the aisle to it, and I probably shouldn't dance down the aisle :)  (The grammar Nazi in me in cringing at that shameful excuse for a sentence, but I'll let it go)  

Well, after having to listen to 53 minutes of Baroque/Classical music in class, Megan and I decided to learn Canon in D and play it together.  Well, I learned to play it; Megan is an awesome violinist, so she already knew it :)  Add my brother on guitar, and you get a lot of fun and a great sound!

After 10 takes and me messing up half of those, we finally got what we were looking for :)
Enjoy!


720p from Mallory Smith on Vimeo.

15 comments:

  1. Wow! That was fantastic! And.. oh my. Is that a grand piano?

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    1. It is a grand piano! But it's not mine - it's a friend's :)

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  2. Ah! That was awesome, Mal! Haha, when I first read it I was wondering what "Canon in D" was, but then I started watching it and I realized I had heard it before. ;) It IS a gorgeous song, however, and you and Megan and your brother did it amazingly. ;) Now I really feel like I need to learn to play the violin or something, because that just looks way too fun! :D

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  3. THAT WAS AWESOME! I loved just watching y'all play. Great job! Never knew Megan played violin, but it suits her so well.
    And you're really good on the piano....Really. That's so beautiful. I can just see it now....You walking (Or dancing, haha, love that idea!) down the isle in white to that song....Melt. That would be breathtaking.
    And Mason did a great job too.....MORE????????

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  4. Haha, I also just so love you, Mal....You're personality, everything. You're just such a cool girl.

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  5. This just brought tears to my eyes. Seriously I am crying over here!! Love the video, love the music and love you guys!

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  6. Soooo beautiful! I wish I could play piano. I love this song :)

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  7. Haha, I love your comment about P & P! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting! If I wasn't already following you, I am now! Lovely playing on the piano, btw!

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  8. Love that song, Mal! Does make me want to float. Love you! Julie

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  9. This was played at our wedding by a string quartet! I may have floated down the aisle. Beautifully done

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  10. Yes, fellow obsessor here! I've found it by ear on the piano, but never really played it often enough to play it well.
    *thumbs up* You played it well though Mal, and your brother (I play a little guitar too) and Megan! (I would love to play on a Violin!)
    And, I awarded you. =D
    http://leafdancephoto.blogspot.com/2013/01/liebester-awards.html

    ~Jenny

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  11. Great job, Mal!! (and Megan, and Mason!) Y'all did a fantastic job :) And this post was hilarious! I heard many comments about the 53 minutes of music in class...haha!
    -Hannah

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  12. I just learned Canon in D on the piano!

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