September 20, 2009 at 3:08 AM
This time, I wanted my five-year-old to listen to what finger birdies #1 and #2 were doing when he put them down on the string. We stopped what we were doing and sang the words to "Hot Cross Buns" slowly, so he could match each pitch with my voice. "Now," I explained, "your violin is going to sing the same song your voice did, and if you listen, your ears will tell you if each finger birdie is singing the right note." He placed his fingers on the string and began to pluck.
"Okay now, ask your ears--" I began. But before I could finish my sentence, he'd already come up with a better idea. Erupting with excitement, he stepped back, thrust his violin skyward, and interjected, "OR... I could ask GOD!"
"--Well, yes. I suppose it couldn't hurt."
Awwwww...what and absolutetly adorable comment form your student.
I shoulda thought of that when I was studying violin as a youngster. Great idea. Great story. Thanks for sharing it.
That's what He gave us ears for...
Probably God has perfect pitch.
Ha! Probably so.... :)
Emily, I like your (teaching) style. :)
He was born with it, too.
Did he ask God to help him? If so, what kind of response did he get?
Laurie, I like your statement that God must have perfect pitch.
God said now's a good time to employ those things I stuck on either side of your head.
<3 it!!! =D
Haha, how sweet!
Emily, you're naughty. You should sit on the naughty chair.
Emily, I'm not surprised that God told your student to use the things He put on the sides of the kid's head. I wouldn't be surprised if God also told your student to use what God had put inside the kid's head.
Maybe we would all have much better intonation if we just asked God...
Thank you for sharing, Emily! Great approach... and your kid is really cute and smart!
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