Spokane Folk Festival 2012

Spokane Folk Festival – Polish “Bajeczka”

Today I was looking at this video and thinking about the Folk Festival that I’ve done with my children in the past.  Today was another Folk Festival but we were not performing More »

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Vanessa Mae – I’m a Doun For Lack of Johnnie

I really enjoy watching and listening Vanessa Mae, and this piece is one of my favorites, so enjoy ▶ Vanessa Mae – I’m a Doun For Lack of Johnnie music video – More »

"Studzienka"

“Studzienka” (A Well) a new CD with my children

Today my children and I were perfroming at the Spokane Folk Festival.  It was our last time together on that stage.  It is the time to give opportunity to other performers… We More »

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The New Approach for violin and viola by Kato Havas

I wanted to share this great way of a new teaching style by Kato Havas who developed “The New Approach for violin and viola”.  I learned about her and the method from More »

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Recital of my students

It is already July and I didn’t post anything about my students.  I love teaching and I had so many wonderful students this year.  Every Year I prepare the recital so they More »

Spokane Folk Festival – Polish “Bajeczka”

Today I was looking at this video and thinking about the Folk Festival that I’ve done with my children in the past.  Today was another Folk Festival but we were not performing this time.  I have very good memories from those events.  Anytime I perform with my children I feel like treasure moments and no one can take that away…

When I was a little girl, my Mother used to sing this song to me and I thought it was a beautiful music but sad story:-( Yet, for some reason I like it very much, so that I why I taught my children this song.

Dzisiaj miałam możliwość wystąpić z dziećmi na Festiwalu Folklorystycznym.  Bardzo lubię ten czas gdy gram z nimi…
Dawno temu temy gdy byłam mała moja Mama śpiewała tę piosnekę. Zawsze podobała mi się ta muzyka chociaż myślałam że jest to smutna piosenka. Jednak zawsze ją lubiłam i dlatego nauczyłam tę piosenkę swoich dzieci.

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Here is a song from two years ago “Bajeczka”

Był sobie król, był sobie paź i była też królewna.
Żyli wśród mórz, nie znali burz, rzecz najzupełniej pewna.
Żyli wśród mórz, nie znali burz, rzecz najzupełniej pewna.

Kochał się król, kochał się paź, kochali się w królewnie.
I ona też kochała ich, kochali się wzajemnie.
I ona też kochała ich, kochali się wzajemnie.

Lecz srogi los, okrutna śmierć w udziale im przypadła,
Króla zjadł pies, pazia zjadł kot, królewnę myszka zjadła.
Króla zjadł pies, pazia zjadł kot, królewnę myszka zjadła.

Lecz żeby ci nie było żal dziecino ukochana,
Z cukru był król, z piernika paź, królewna z marcepana,
Z cukru był król, z piernika paź, królewna z marcepana.

Cleaning an instrument

Hello,

I thought this might be very helpful fro those who would like to learn how to take care of the instrument:-)

 

Julianka Kołysanka (Julian’s Lullaby)

Julianka Kołysanka (Julian’s Lullaby)

This song was written for my first baby boy, Julian:-)  Now he is 18 and today he was able to play this song with his sister.  It is also a very special day today because in Poland it is a Dzień Dziecka (Children’s Day).  So I am happy to see my children performing together.  
 
Te piosenkę napisałam dla mojego pierwszego synka, Juliana.  Dzisiaj on ma 18 lat i miał możliwość grać ten utwór ze swoją siostrą.  Również jest szczególny dzień w Polsce, “Dzień Dziecka” i moje dzieci grały razem :-)

Shlomo Mintz -Medelssohn Violin Concerto

This is one of my favorite Concertos, and Shlomo does a great job, so enjoy :-)

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Vanessa Mae – I’m a Doun For Lack of Johnnie

I really enjoy watching and listening Vanessa Mae, and this piece is one of my favorites, so enjoy :-)

▶ Vanessa Mae – I’m a Doun For Lack of Johnnie music video – YouTube

“Studzienka” (A Well) a new CD with my children

Today my children and I were perfroming at the Spokane Folk Festival.  It was our last time together on that stage.  It is the time to give opportunity to other performers…
We had a great time!  Few years ago I performed by myself  and today all of my children were performing even Ancel, (played on the recorder :-)
 I appreciate performing with my children, they have great skills.  In October we recorded CD called “Studzienka” which means “A Well”, this is the cover from this album.  I chose to put songs that I performed in past few years on the Folk Festival.
"Studzienka"

The New Approach for violin and viola by Kato Havas

I wanted to share this great way of a new teaching style by Kato Havas who developed “The New Approach for violin and viola”.  I learned about her and the method from one of the teachers who also does Simply Music.   It is a great approach and it makes sense to me how to play more with ease and freedom… Here is a link to her site . http://www.katohavas.com/ and links to YouTube:

Chciałam się podzielić tą metodą uczenia gry na skrzypcach “Nowe Podejście do gry na Skrzypcach i Altówce” która została stworzona przez Kato Havas.   Jest to sposób gry  w sposób bardziej zrelaksowany i swobodny…


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▶ K. Havas workshop 01: The rhythmic pulse – YouTube

▶ K. Havas workshop 02: Suspended arms – YouTube

▶ K. Havas workshop 03: The right arm movement, 1, lower half – YouTube

▶ K. Havas workshop 04: The right arm movement, 2, upper half – YouTube

▶ K. Havas workshop 05: The left hand action – YouTube

▶ K. Havas workshop 06: The bridal, folk tune – YouTube

▶ K. Havas workshop 07: The trembling bow – YouTube

▶ K. Havas workshop 08: The thumbs – Telemann – YouTube

▶ K. Havas workshop 09: Sing the note names – YouTube

▶ K. Havas workshop 10: “What I learned from the Hungarian gypsies” – YouTube

▶ Intermezzo, Cavalleria rusticana, Mascagni – YouTube

Recital of my students

It is already July and I didn’t post anything about my students.  I love teaching and I had so many wonderful students this year.  Every Year I prepare the recital so they can share with others what they worked on during the school year.
So here are some photos of my students, later I will add some short video.
 
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Recording Studio at Home

Since my last recording adventure I decided that I would like to record another CD with songs for my children.  It would be a collection of some polish songs as well as  songs that I composed for my children.  So I’ve been learning about Home Studio Recording and I found some good information on line.  One of the sites that I found was by Rachel Rambach.  I already have some recording essentials and this site is was very helpful to me.  I am posting here for those who are interested in recording at home but don’t know where to start.

Here is the link:

http://listenlearnmusic.com/2010/07/home-recording-studio-essentials.html

 

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Writing songs

I found out about this site about writing songs.  I am so glad that there are so many resources to help improve the writing skills, which I still need alot :-)

Songwriting | Coursera