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Karen Allendoerfer

Can you . . .

August 15, 2008 at 3:00 PM

In the spring my daughter and I were working on the "Can-can" from EE2000 (early June 2008).

We are now working on "On the Road to Boston" (this morning)

While I hadn't really realized it from day-to-day, I think one can see real improvement in the two months between these two: in intonation, in musicianship, in "ensemble" skills. And it's a little scary how we put our violins up in sync like that without even trying . . .

From Bart Meijer
Posted on August 15, 2008 at 4:06 PM
That's sweet!
From sharelle taylor
Posted on August 15, 2008 at 9:38 PM
Can I just congratulate you on some really fine mothering skills. Reading about your daughter, she is not one of the easier ones to get it right with (I feel the same with digital equipment - some is so intuitive you can just work it without the manual, and others you just keep going back and trying things out, guessing, and never sure if its right until you see the disc play back the recording you hoped you'd programmed). I think you've done so well to keep her playing. She looks proud of it, and so she should be, and you too. I wonder where and how she will be at 25. Nice videos.
From Patricia Baser
Posted on August 15, 2008 at 9:42 PM
Your daughter is doing very well and it is wonderful you are making the commitment to work with her.
From Pauline Lerner
Posted on August 17, 2008 at 4:26 AM
Your daughter is a very good little musician. I'm sure that your involvement and support have helped her tremendously.
From Yixi Zhang
Posted on August 17, 2008 at 6:00 AM
Daughter? You two together look like sisters. So cute!
From Tess Z
Posted on August 18, 2008 at 4:08 AM
That was delightful! I would love to see more video performances in the future too.
From Tom Holzman
Posted on August 18, 2008 at 8:30 PM
No question she has progressed. Good work, Mom!
From Karen Allendoerfer
Posted on August 19, 2008 at 11:01 AM
I have to say, the YouTube Insight feature is really cool.

They show you a map of the whole world or you can narrow it down to specific countries and see where people are watching your videos. Australia, Maryland, Canada, Alaska, Germany, California, Texas. For some reason, South Africa lights up surprisingly heavily, and as far as I know, I don't know anyone in South Africa. What an interesting small world feeling.

Now at least I *know* all the hits aren't from me checking the blog when I'm bored at work ;-)

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