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Shawn How

My 4 year old daughter playing Happy Birthday song for mommy

February 18, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Today (18 Feb 2010) is my wife's birthday, so I wrote out the Happy Birthday song into simple-to-understand Suzuki violin tablature, and asked my 4 year old daughter to play the tune for her mommy. My wife was really touched. (=

Here's the video clip:




From Patricia Baser
Posted on February 19, 2010 at 12:06 AM

very sweet!

Posted on February 19, 2010 at 1:36 PM

nice indeed

From Laurie Niles
Posted on February 19, 2010 at 9:18 PM

You Go, Cathleen! Nicely in-tune. My birthday is this weekend, too, so thank you! ;)

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on February 20, 2010 at 5:15 AM

You have a beautiful daughter who is a beautiful musician.  I bet Mom loved it.  I teach that song to some of my beginner students to celebrate their own or a family member's birthday.  My students are 8 or 9 years old, but your daughter is so precocious.  Thanks for posting it.  It gave my spirit quite a boost.

From Bart Meijer
Posted on February 20, 2010 at 7:18 AM

That's brilliant! And so sweet!

From Bram Heemskerk
Posted on February 20, 2010 at 7:19 PM

Great. I gave her 5 stars on Youtube.

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