A Word A Week Challenge: Music

IMG_0820This is in response to A Word A Week Challenge: Music

When I saw this Challenge, I became excited. Music is a very important part of my life. I did not study music in particular, or play any musical instruments, though I did learn to play piano when I was a child. My interest in music has recently been enhanced by my newly developed hobby–video making.  It is all because of my new iPhone 5 which I got around November last year. I brought it as my camera and video camera when I went on a trip to South America.  I took many pictures and video clips with my iPhone.  When I came back, I started to learn about creating videos from a number of video clips.  For some of my readers who  follow my other travel blog My Notebook, you may have seen these videos before.  For South America, I created a total of 17 videos which show the different sites that I visited.  One of the reasons I really like working on these videos is the audio that I chose for each video.  I like particularly to mix the original sound and noises with the music that I added.

I am so glad to see this challenge today, because I want to show a few of these videos that I created, in one post, so that you all can appreciate them.  As I have got some new readers on this Blog, I’d like to share with them.  I only chose a few. If you are interested viewing and listening to all of them please check out My Notebook.

After seeing and listening to my videos, please let me know which one you like best and least, both the music and the pictures.  I have used Tango, Samba, and classical music like Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, Sleeping beauty and Swanlake, Strauss ‘s Die Fiedermaus, Bach’s Air on the G String, and the popular song Corcovado?  I hope you like them.

Sea Gulls on board Cau Cau – Bariloche, Argentina, December, 2012

Caminito and La Boca – the inspiration of the Argentine tango music “Caminito”, December, 2012

Sambadrome – Venue of the Rio Carnival – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – December, 2012 

El Calafate – Excursion at Lake Argentino, December, 2012

Christ the Redeemer, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, Brazil – December, 2012 

Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December, 2012

Magellanic Penguins on Isla Magdalena, Chile, December 2012

Finally, the following video was shot in Alaska before my video days.  I only took a short clip. After learning how to add music etc, I re-did this video with Beethoven’s  5th Symphony, mixing with the loud comments of my brother and the sound of the waterfall!

Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls, Alaska, September, 2012


  1. Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! And I especially liked your director’s name – Happy Learner 123 and your stars – Happy Travelers. Your choice of music for each vignette was perfectly matched to your subject matter. Well done!


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