". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Home Video

This is mostly for Grandma--a short video of the preschool children narrating/acting out the Christmas story during Sunday School hour this morning. The sound quality is not very good, so it is a little difficult to tell what is going on, but a female teacher's voice is telling the story with interspersed words, actions and singing from the children. Evan is in the front in green shirt and black pants. I regret that I turned off the video just in time to miss taping his bow! Very cute.

One observation: if you are someone who works with young children, please note that the children have a hard time singing the songs in this video because they are started on too low of a pitch. A young child's natural singing voice is so much higher than this--much closer to a female soprano. Most adults can sing higher than they think they can. But if you work with children and just don't think you can sing as high as they need to, please ask someone to help out when it comes to singing time. Children of this age really shouldn't be singing lower than a middle C.

1 comment:

Elephantschild said...

Most adults can sing higher than they think they can

Oh, this is so true! I remember sitting with my Dh in the sanctuary out of view of the piano keyboard not long after we were married. He was at the piano, and had me matching pitch as he went up the keyboard. I was SHOCKED when he told me I was a soprano, and even MORE shocked when he told me how high I'd been singing.

I'd told him I couldn't sing, and he said, "Hogwash. Everyone can sing." :)