Right now Rebecca and I are sheltering in place in California and Illinois. I have a little more time because my school teaching has moved online. I am busy developing online resources to teach orchestra.
It’s a time to think of the positive!
With that in mind, I created the following parody of “Nearer My God to Thee.” With Easter this week, it is time to count our blessings. To be thankful for our nurses and doctors who are on the front lines. It is time to reach out to family and friends. And, it is time to send kindness and good wishes to all.
I’ve also learned some new apps. This video was created in acapella, an app that allows you to easily make split-screen videos. For folks who want to learn to play melodies and chords for a song, recording one part and then playing the other will be a great way to do this. I also enjoy harmonizing, so this was a lot of fun for me.
Our hymnbook is coming out soon!
Anyway, since our communities are virtual right now, here’s to making music together with our online tools. Here are the lyrics to the song. The original version of this song, “Nearer My God to Thee,” will be in our new book 21 Easy Ukulele Hymns.
Positivity During a Pandemic
We are all stuck at home, what’s there to do?
Celebrate our families, learn something new,
Practice ukulele, be a good friend,
Reach out to those in need, until we meet again.
Families and kids are home, learning online
E-learning’s what we do, in this trying time,
Holidays come this week, over zoom we’ll meet and greet,
Greetings to everyone, send our love to all!
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