Fun Fridays – February 26, 2021

Virtuoso is almost too easy of a word to describe the artist in today’s video.

Alexandr Hrustevich + Vivaldi + ACCORDIAN???

You will have one of two reactions to this genius in relation to your own talent: (1) Aspire to greatness. (2) Crawl under a blanket and ponder your existence.

Just kidding.

I’d rather you do the first. Take a moment to contemplate the hours of practice and the millions of mistakes that came first. Then appreciate the effort. This isn’t a virtuoso performance because Alexandr woke up one morning already accomplished. He had to work to get to this point.

What will you do this weekend that improves your ability? Doug Wilson calls it “ploductivity.”

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18 Responses to Fun Fridays – February 26, 2021

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    Terri L Gillespie February 26, 2021 at 5:25 am #

    Goosebumps! Crawling under blanket to ponder my existence.

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    Debby Kratovil February 26, 2021 at 6:21 am #

    Magnificent! Would make Vivaldi proud! Reminds me of Malcomb Gladwell’s “10,000 hours” theory. It’s evident that Alexandr Hrustevich put in his hours. Makes me ask, “What am I spending my hours doing so that I can contribute to my own virtuoso standing in my skill-set?”

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    Marie Wells Coutu February 26, 2021 at 7:02 am #

    It’s a far cry from the polka usually heard on an accordion! Just goes to show it’s not the instrument (or the typewriter/computer/iPad) that creates the artistry, but the user.

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    Terri Rose February 26, 2021 at 7:06 am #

    I closed my eyes and inhaled the dusty sent of the cavernous music hall. The music took me to a special time in my life where nothing was impossible. Bravo!!! Bravo!!!!

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    Terri Rose February 26, 2021 at 7:08 am #

    Ooops scent not sent.

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    Stephanie Dooley February 26, 2021 at 7:08 am #

    Can’t believe he didn’t get a standing ovation for that. And maybe I missed it, but I didn’t see any sheet music. Wow.

    Busy weekend planned with The Juniper Conference hosted by CJ Redwine and Mary Weber. And rewrites . . . lots of rewrites.

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    Kay DiBianca February 26, 2021 at 9:23 am #

    Wonderful! And I love the new word you added to my vocabulary: “ploductivity.”

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    Matthew February 26, 2021 at 9:39 am #

    Inspiring ~ I posted on my FB with a quote from you ~ I hope that is ok.

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    georjeana@protonmail.com February 26, 2021 at 10:13 am #

    Inspiring indeed!!! The talents that Lord has created for us to enjoy in our fellowship with one another, what a blessing!!!

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    Christina Miller February 26, 2021 at 10:20 am #

    I never thought I’d be unable to stop listening to an accordion …

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    John Russell Dunn February 26, 2021 at 10:33 am #

    Even more powerful the second time around. The dynamics are thrilling.
    (Beats ol’ Weird Al hollow, don’t it?)

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    Lila February 26, 2021 at 12:36 pm #

    This is amazing!! And some of the time, he’s not even looking at his hands! Talk about muscle memory!

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    Peggy Rychwa/Sheryl Marcoux February 26, 2021 at 12:39 pm #

    He’s taken a musical instrument to the max. This is a man who challenges himself. As a guitar player, I appreciate his skill, but am also aware of the stamina required to maintain the pace.

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    Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D. February 26, 2021 at 2:19 pm #

    Absolutely outstanding!

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    Norma Brumbaugh February 26, 2021 at 2:53 pm #

    Impressive. Thank you.

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    Kristen February 26, 2021 at 4:39 pm #

    How does he do it?! How can he not even look and press the right buttons. Incredible!

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    KT Sweet February 26, 2021 at 8:30 pm #

    Wondrous! He morphed his accordion into a hand-held organ. Fabulous sounds, stunning effort.

    10,000 hours of hard work, to our delight.

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    Kristen Joy Wilks February 27, 2021 at 9:50 am #

    Wow! That is amazing!!!

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