Hello! I hope you are having a nice day! About a month ago, I did a post called “My Summer Bucket list.” On the list was uploading more music to YouTube. And well… I did! I uploaded three more songs, and I am hoping to add more! Here they are!
I have been recently learning new hymns because my church does not have a piano player anymore. For a couple of months, it’s been guitars leading the singing (I play guitar, but now I play piano and guitar. Slowly making my way to playing piano all the time) well… *laughs in frustration* let’s just say, the guitars do not lead as well as piano. So yeah… that’s what I am working on right now. If you know any tips for hymn playing please tell me. I would love to read them (more like need to read them).
The last song is “Savior Like A Shepard Lead Us”. I am playing this song for my camp’s music competition.
Hope you enjoyed listening to those songs! Keep your eye out for new videos!
Hope you are having a awesome day! Today I went to church and then I went to a parade my city originally did every year but last year the did not because of covid, so they had it this year. After the parade, I went home and ate cowboy beans, hots dogs, and cake. Here is the picture of the cake I made.
Hope you have a great day and happy fourth of July!
Hello! Today I am going to write about service dogs. Service dogs are very helpful for people who have a disability. They can help in so many ways. Some of the ways are: Picking up things, Guiding the blind, opening doors, and can even tell if you have high or low blood sugar (those are called diabetic alert dogs). Now that you know that service dogs are a big help to people, I am going to share what you should do if you see a dog service dog out in public.
DO NOT PET THE DOG! There is a reason why the dogs have a “do not pet” sign on their vest. It’s not because the dog is mean, and they would not be aggressive otherwise the dog could not be a service animal because then people could be at risk of getting hurt. It because it could distract the dog from helping their owner, and if you distract them from their owner, the owner could easily get hurt.
Don’t make noises that could distract the dog. This is kind of the same thing as petting you don’t want the dog to be distracted away from its owner. The best thing to do is just ignore the dog. I know, I know, dogs are cute and you want to say aww, but trust me the best thing for the owner and the dog is just to be quiet and not to distract the dog.
Don’t make any rude comments. What I mean by this is don’t say “Get your dog away from me before it bites me”, or “I have allergies”. I know not everyone has had a great experience with dogs, but service dogs are nice dogs and will not attack you. They go through two years of training so don’t worry about the dog attacking you. If you have allergies, just ovoid being near the dog, or if you on a plane take an allergy pill.
If you see a dog, with the service dog vest on, approaching you, FOLLOW THE DOG. That could mean the owner is hurt, and the dog is trying to get some help. So follow the dog and see if its owner needs help.
Next time you see a service dog with its owner just ignore it, because the owner could be depending on its life on the dog. You don’t want to be the reason why someone was to get hurt. I hope you found this post informational! Have a nice day!
World of Warcraft- This game is an online mmp (massive multiplayer) game. You do have to pay for it, and there is two versions, the retail version and the classic version. I play the classic version with my dad. You have to level up your character, which can be any of these (pictures below): There are a few different goals in the game, you can join a guild and level up to raid with your guild, and work on getting on the world guild leaderboard. You can also just go it alone and level up to be strong and have fun.
Minecraft– You build with blocks. What’s your favorite thing to do on Minecraft? Do you play in creative or survival?
Roblox– Roblox has thousands of games on it. And it’s free to make an account and start playing! I like to play a bunch of different games, but I have my own game and group that keeps me pretty busy.
Raegan’s Game Recommendations
Asphalt 9– If you like racing games you will probably love this game. Pretty much you just race, in you choice of car, against other people (your friends, computer, or other real players).
Moomoo.io– This is my favorite online game. You collect resources (stone, wood, apples, and gold) then you choose your weapons and fight other player and join teams to fight against other teams. Now the only thing about this game is that there are hackers (don’t hack not cool), which makes the server crash (sometimes not all the time), and some of them are hard to kill, but its still a fun game and would totally recommend playing this game.
Paper.io– This game is a ton of fun. The goal to get most of the map (look at the photo), and destroy everyone else. I prefer team game mode, because it is easier to win. SO defiantly give this game a try.
Hole.io– In this game you are a hole and you have to try to swallow everything and the things that you swallow are points. The more things you swallow the bigger you get. The goal is to try to get the most points. Defiantly recommend trying this game its a lot of fun.
Hope you enjoyed this post! You should try to some of these games, and if you do tell me what you think! Have a nice day!
Today I am going to share my top favorite TV shows. I actually do not watch too many TV shows. But when it comes to these shows, I could watch them all day long.
The Amazing World Of Gumball. You guys… This show is so funny, and great almost my whole family likes to watch this show. This show is about a middle schooler who lives in Elmore with his family. You can find this TV show on Hulu and Cartoon Network.
Tangled the Series. I have watched both seasons of this show and love it so much! Tangled is my favorite Disney princess movie, so it makes sense why I like it. It is a kid’s show but… I still think it’s a good show. If you love Tangled the movie, then you will probably like this series. You can find it on Disney Plus.
Be Cool Scooby-Doo. When I tell people that this is one of my favorite shows, they are like, “Ew no, Scooby Doo.” but guys, this is way better than the original corny Scooby-Doo. It still has some of those corny jokes, but the jokes are actually funny. The animation is much different than the original, but I like it. And the voices of the characters are all played by the original Scooby-Doo cast. You can watch the first episode for free on Boomerang. https://watch.boomerang.com/watch/3/1
Little House on the Prairie. This is a classic TV show a lot of people have probably seen. It is so much fun to watch, except some of the episodes are a little dramatic, you could say. But otherwise, it is a great TV show to watch with the family. I was working through the series, but I don’t know if I will finish it ): (there is a lot of episodes).
Cake Wars. This is my favorite baking TV show. I love to bake cakes, so this TV show is a lot of fun to watch. In the show, a couple of bakers compete to see who has the better cake, and they always have fun themes they have to follow (like monopoly, Dr. Seuss, The Grinch and the list goes on). Defiantly recommend this show if you love baking shows. Sadly they have not posted any new episodes since 2017, but they still have a lot of episodes.
Those are my favorite TV Shows. I know it is not a lot but maybe in the future I will do another one of these posts with more shows that I found and liked. Do you like any of these shows? What’s your favorite TV show?
I just wanted to come on here to wish everyone a Happy Memorial day! I also wanted to thank everyone who has served in the military and remember everyone who has died just so I could have freedoms here in America. Thank you so much for risking your life just so I could be free and do so many things in America! I know this past year and last year, some people are not respecting the people who have served in the military. That is so not right. A lot of people do not understand that they are literally risking their lives just so you could be free and do so many things! So please respect the people who have served in the military (and police officers as well).
I made this design that says thank you for serving! If you know anyone who has served in the military, go ahead and send it to them. If you do not like this design, you can make your own on canva.com, or just text thank you for serving!
Hope you all have a great Memorial day! And don’t forget everyone who risked their lives that way we could live freely in America!
Today I am going to share my summer bucket list. I am not going to pressure my self to do to many of the things, because I will have a busy schedule with music, camp, sports, etc.
Make Icecream (I just got an ice cream maker, I may do a post on it (;)!
Go to the lake.
Do my first Violin special for church.
Make a cake with Chocolate ganache in the middle.
Go horseback riding (I already went horseback riding a week ago, but I would love to do it again if possible.)
Maybe Get a African dwarf Frog. If you did not know, I love toads and frogs. I think it would be cool to have one of these frogs as a pet. If you know any information or you have had an African dwarf frog as a pet please let me know what you think of them.
Make lemonade. 😋🍋
Finish “The Avengers” with my friend.
Start a new art project.
Make a frog themed cake.
Earn some money.
Do a piano special for church.
Upload some more music on YouTube.
Those are all of my goals/things I would like to do in summer. Also, I am almost done with school so hopefully I will be able to have a regular posting schedule for my blog. What are somethings you want to do in summer? Have a great day!
Today I am going to share my planner for may, that I got from my mom and dad at Easter. This is kind of my first time planning my days. I had one for school back in 2019, but that was just for keeping track of school and not activities.
I had a lot of fun planning my week and I am hoping to do this for the rest of the year. Do you have a planner?
A long time ago I took some photos of clouds, and ment to post it but forgot. 🙄 So anyway… Here are the photos of the clouds! I took them while I was in a moving car so that is why they are not the best quality (they were to pretty not to take photos) .
Hope you enjoyed looking at the photos! Have a nice day!
I hope you are doing great! Today I am going to share some tips for beginner musicians. I play the piano, guitar, ukulele, and… I am learning the violin (I’m very excited😜)🎉!! So I do have experience playing instruments. If you’re leaning the piano, flute, violin, etc then these tips will hopefully help you!
PRACTICE! When most people first learn an instrument, they have some motivation to practice because you’re doing something new and exciting! But after a while, the instrument might get a little boring. If that does happen set about 15-30 minutes to practice. It’s okay to miss one day, but remember you are not going to get better at any instrument if you do not practice.
Don’t give up! Just because you are not getting it right away, does not mean you should give up. I know a lot of people give up the guitar because it hurts their fingers or they are not getting how to put their fingers on the right fret. That kind of stuff can be fixed. If you practice 15 minutes every day, you will eventually get calluses on your figures, and then it will not hurt while you play the guitar. If your figures still hurt after 15 minutes of practicing, then try 10 minutes, then go up to 15 minutes. Now sometimes it is just hard for some people to learn a specific instrument. And after a while, you feel like you still don’t get it you could quit. Now don’t feel bad about quitting. Maybe the instrument was just not meant for you!
Play music you enjoy playing. This if you don’t like to practice. Learning a piece that you enjoy playing/listening to will make your practice more! Now A lot of people make the mistake of only playing music they know how to play. Now, if you want to get good at an instrument, you are going to have to learn the difficult thing about the instrument. Just playing what you know how to play is not the greatest, but it is always a good review on the things you already know.
Find a teacher you get along with. This will defiantly help want to practice and to be excited to go to your lessons, because if you don’t get along with your teacher, then you probably will not be as motivated to practice (and there is another reason why some people quit their instrument). If you feel like this teacher is not right for you and you guys just are not getting along try a new teacher. When looking for a teacher, ask around and see what other people say about that person before you start lessons with them.
Hope you found these helpful! Do you play an instrument? Do you want to play an instrument?
I usually don’t eat breakfast that often but when I do it would be a pancake.
What’s your favorite Starbucks drink?
I use to like frappes but now I like iced coffee or any coffee that is cold. I like to go to Dunkin instead of Starbucks because Starbucks is expensive. But if I went there, I would probably get an iced coffee with caramel and cream.
What time do you usually wake up in the morning?
8:00 or 9:00 Depends on the day and how late I stayed up.
Can you speak any languages (other than English of course)?
Kind of. Three out of five people in my family had obvious symptoms, but I and my dad just had a cold. So who knows.
What are your opinions on the COVID vaccine?
They have not done enough testing on the covid vaccine. I know 2 people who got the vaccine and then got Bell’s Palsy. Bell’s palsy is when you can not move half of your face. Look it up it’s a real thing (except the internet makes it sound like it’s no big deal when it is). Also, you could still get covid after you got the vaccine. I know of someone who got the vaccine and then got covid. So yeah… not a big fan of the vaccine. I think it just makes people think that they are safe. Wish they did more testing on it.
If you could visit any fictional world what world would you visit?
The world that the Avengers live in. (but its earths soo… idk lol)
Do you have any siblings?
Yes. I have one older brother, and one younger brother. (yes I am the middle child lol)
It would have to be light pink. I know a lot of girls my age do not like pink, but I still love the color. I think it is pretty. 🙂
What is your favorite season and why?
This is a hard one because I like them all for their different reasons. But I would probably have to say fall.
Do you like the beach or mountains better?
What are your thoughts on Christianity?
I am a christian. So I think Christianity (being a christian) is the only way to heaven. If you are reading this and you don’t know who a christian is, they are someone who believes that the only way to heaven is excepting Jesus Christ as your savoir, and believing that he died and rose again on the third day. There is a lot more to it but that is all I am going to say.
Would you rather live in the city or the country for the rest of your life?
This question is so hard to answer, because I love both the city and the country. But I would probably chose the country because I like how quiet it is! (:
Hope you are having a wonderful Easter! I just took some Easter themed photos of my rabbit! Here are the pics!
I hope you enjoyed looking at the photos! Don’t forget Easter is more than the Easter bunny. The reason we celebrate Easter is because Jesus Died on the cross and rose again on the third day! Have a wonderful Easter!
I have not done a Q and A for a long time, so I figured I would do one! Go ahead and ask some questions in the comment section. You can ask me about music, animals, blogging, pretty much what ever you want. Just don’t ask me super personal questions like what is my address or phone number (for the obvious). So go ahead and ask some questions in the comments, and I will answer them in a week!
A couple weeks ago I did This post (click this post to read it😉) and in that post, I said that I would be posting some piano songs on my YouTube Channel (I also talk a lot more about my piano history). Well… I finally uploaded some music! I uploaded Amazing Grace. I played that song for a special at my church, so I figured I would upload it to YouTube as well.
The second song I uploaded was A Whole new world. I actually tried to play off the top of my head it when I was like 12, but then now I found the music and I can play the whole (pun unintended) song. I love this song! It’s probably one of my favorite songs to play on the piano. I have been working on memorize it. lol
I recorded it on my piano with my phone, and it’s kind of a weird angle, so I am trying to figure out what angle looks the best. I do like this angle because you can see outside, which I think looks kind of nice. Comment what you think of this angleor if I should change it?
That’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed listening to the songs! I plan on uploading some more songs in the future, so don’t for get to subscribe.(; Do you play piano?
I just recently did a research project on guitars and I figured I would share it with you guys! If you did not know, I do play the guitar. You can here some songs that I have played on my YouTube channel, Raegan F. I chose guitars for my research project, because I felt like I did not know a lot about their background. So… Here is my reasearch project paper.
Guitars are a popular instrument played by many people. People enjoy playing guitar because it’s easy to play and sounds beautiful.
They are part of the chordophones, a musical instrument that makes sound by plucking the strings. The body of the guitar is made of wood, such as spruce or cedar. The body of the guitar usually has pretty designs on them. People are very creative with the designs on them. The strings are either nylon or steel. On the very top of the guitar are these little nobs. Those are called pegs. You turn them to tune your guitar.
The history of the guitar dates back a long time ago. Guitars were developed in Europe at the beginning of the 12th century. There are a lot of carvings with Egyptians holding an instrument that looks to be like a chordophone. The Egyptian carvings are probably one of the oldest pictures of the chordophone family. The guitar originally had four strings, C, F, A, and D. Around the 16th and 19th century it got six strings tuned to the notes of E, A, D, G, B, and E.
The acoustic guitars are one of the more popular guitars. Most people play chords on it because it is the easiest thing to do on it. Acoustic guitars have steel strings on them, which makes them sound different from other guitars. You have probably heard an acoustic guitar on a country song and southern gospel because they sound nice played with those types of songs. This instrument also sounds nice played with Christian, conservative songs.
The classical guitar is a Spanish guitar, and it has bigger frets and has nylon strings. These guitars are usually finger-picking and not strummed. People tend to play solos on the classical guitar.
The electric guitar was developed in the 1930s, but it became popular in the 1950s and 1960s. The electric guitar has a loud sonic sound to it. The electric guitar is played through a guitar amp. An amp (amplifier) is a speaker where you can plug in your guitar and control how loud you want your guitar to sound. The electric guitar is played with many different types of music genres, such as rock, pop, jazz, and more.
There are two main types of ways you can play the guitar. One of the easier ways to play the guitar would be strumming chords. Playing chords is pretty simple. All you have to do is put your fingers where they belong. For instance, for the chord G, you would put your first finger on the second fret, second string, put the second finger, third fret, first string, and fourth finger, third fret, sixth string. Once you have all of your fingers in place, you strum down and up. There is a lot of different ways you can strum, but the most popular is down, down, down, up, down.
Another way you can play the guitar is by picking it. Picking the guitar is much harder than strumming it. You are constantly moving your figures to hit the right notes, unlike chords where you just hold your fingers on the right notes, and strum.
The guitar is a great instrument to learn! It is a lot simpler than some instruments. Once you learn a couple of chords, you can play a lot of different songs. It’s also a lot more portable than a tuba or a piano. Overall, the guitar is a wonderful instrument to play.
Hope you enjoyed reading it! And maybe learned something new!
As a teen who has trouble trying to make money, I am going to share some easy ways to make money. These ways will not get you a ton of money, but you will earn some money by doing some of these.
Babysitting Animals. If you love animals, and your parents like animals too, then this is a great way for you to make money. A lot of people have animals, and when they go on vacation, they will need someone to watch them. Maybe dogs are too much for you to handle. You could always watch rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and fish. Usually, with small animals, they like the person to come to their house to feed the animal every day and check on their water, which is not that much work. With this job, you could easily make 10 to 20 dollars.
Market Research. Market research is where a company has you try different things. For example, sometimes they have you try on different cloth or have you eat something. When I did it, I ate cookies and answered questions at the comfort of my own home. And I made 35 dollars just by doing that.
Surveys. Surveys are where someone will ship you a magazine/book and you fill out all of the questions. I use MIR Simmons and they have specific books for each age. I filled out the teen one and made ten dollars.
Take what you’re good at and use that to make money. What I mean about that sentence is to use what you’re good at doing! Everyone has some ability that they really good at doing. For instance, say you are really good at art. You could make money by selling your portraits and paintings, and by teaching art to younger (or older) kids. Now, this is not the easiest way to make money, but if you enjoy doing art, it should not be too much of a hassle to paint a painting and sell it. The hardest part of that would probably be selling it. A way you could sell your portraits/paintings is to make a stand a the end of your driveway (with parent permission, of course) and try to get people to look at your paintings. You could even sell lemon aid while you are at it!
here are some examples of how you can use your talent/abilities to make money.
Photography. You could take picture of people for 20 to 50 dollars depending how good you are. You could also, sell your pictures on line.
Music. Say you are really good at the flute, you could do music lessons and teach a beginner. You could also sell your music online.
Animal trainer. If you love training animals you could help train other people’s animals for money. I think this would be a lot of fun, but I am not that good at training animals.😅
Sports. You could teach little kids how to play a sport. I have done this before but not to earn money, just for fun.
Tech Savvy. If you are “Tech Savvy” then you could go to a person who needs help with their computer (or some electronic like that) and help figure out how to use it or try to answer questions they have. You could also design websites for people.
Those are just some talents I thought of. I know there is much more.
Social Media. Now this is not a 100% guarantee that your going to make money by doing social media. A lot of teens now a days have social media, if you do have it why not make money off of it? On Instagram you do have to have 10,000 followers to start to make money, but if you try to make your photos look nice (or what ever you post) I am sure you could eventually reach to that goal. Now I do not have Instagram but that is what I have heard. Comment if you think/know if that is true.
Those are all of the tips I have for you guys! I hope you found them helpful. Have a nice day!