Posts Tagged ‘verses’

Theodore Roosevelt

We have an article on Theodore Roosevelt, but it needed some more clarification and fact checking. Deborah Macomber, my oldest daughter, did that for us last weekend. She was not able to prove the story about him having his cabinet members search Bibles for the basis of the Monroe Doctrine, but it appears this was not something out of character for him. Can you imagine the last four presidents asking their Cabinet members to come to an emergency meeting to help him find verses in the Bible about an issue that impacts this country? We can only dream of such things, but our Presidents of the past thought nothing of doing such things!

Use this link to find out more: The Extraordinary Theodore Roosevelt.

Violin Audio Files Working Again….

Well! We were surprised to see the audio player was no longer working when we visited the Violin solo page! So it took a while to pick a new audio player, but we think we have one that should work in almost any browser!

We are sorry the sound files blanked out and hope it is not a problem to any of you! Give things another try and hopefully you will not be disappointed!

The page is: Classic Violin Hymn Arrangements

Also a note! My mother used to have beginning students just do the first verse of her arrangements. Then intermediate students would work on adding the second verse and advanced students would add the third verse. So don’t think that just because you cannot play through the whole arrangement you can’t use it! A lot of students never get past the easiest first verses!

Also she had certain pieces to begin with and other pieces once things were going better.  There is a whole range of hymns to check into.

If the student feels the one verse is too short, then she would have them play through it twice.

She always believed that less was more. So, going through a hymn twice was more than most will politely sit through, unless things were building and becoming more interesting. Many students fail to hold the interest of an audience when they try to play too long and too much, until they become very skillful.

Verse Navigation Buttons

We have longed for several years to be able to simply click to go to the next verse in the Commentary. At last the buttons have been added! If there are facts for previous or next verses, the buttons show and can be used.

This enables a person to scroll through the facts in a passage and not have to drill through the verse selector to move forward or backward.