May 26, 2010 at 2:10 AM
Three years ago, I invited my 5 years old son to learn the Violin. I signed him for a Violin Sampler class to see if he would enjoy it. The teacher was making it fun and my son enjoyed it but as he is very distracted it was difficult to make him practice 5 minutes. Out of frustration first, I started to play the Twinkles with him. Three years later, we play the 1st movement of the Concerto for 2 Violins in Dm from J.S. Bach. My son knows the 2 violin parts and I am still struggling to know the 2nd part. Tonight, I showed my son the recording of our recital on YouTube and he tells me: "You see Dad, that's the first time we caught you, here is the second time. You know Dad, you played well and we learn from our mistakes!"
That's waaaaay cool :)
That was thrilling to watch! I'm about 1/2 way through the piece and can imagine what a delight it would be to have a family member to play it with. Your son's right arm was wonderfully crisp in its movements. Your music stand was so low, I expect you must have been playing mostly from memory. Well done and thank you for sharing it.
Your son is fantastic! Congratulations to both of you.
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