Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Piano Lessons in the World of Star Wars

Tonight while I was sitting in bed with Q-ster in the dark, chatting before bedtime, we listened to a recording of piano music in preparation for his upcoming music lessons (Suzuki method, which is what I studied for many years). First we heard Twinkle Twinkle in treble clef, and then it repeated in bass.

M: What’s different about the music now?
Q-ster: It’s lower.
M: If it was the right hand before, what is it now?
Q-ster: Left hand!

M: That’s right. First you learn the right hand, then the left hand, and then you put them both together.
Q-ster: But you can play both hands already, Mommy.

M: If I were learning a new piece of music, I would still learn one hand, the second hand, and then play them both.
Q-ster: (Pauses to think.) It must take General Grievous a really long time to learn to play new music.

I never really thought about it, but I suppose having four hands would make things more complicated.


Bob said...

What a good example for similarities.
It's this kind of associative thinking that leads to quick learning and humor.

Anonymous said...

I think that's why General Grievous plays drums. ;)

mayberry said...

More complicated, but no need for accompanists!

(We are waiting to find out if J. will be doing Suzuki cello in the fall!)

BK said...

That was most interesting thought; the association of learning the piano to General Grievous. :)

Anonymous said...

That is great!

Asianmommy said...

Haha! That's adorable!