Friday, January 30, 2009

New and Improved!

So, Caleb was playing Mozart's "Turkish March" and it kept coming to this chord near the end before the song closure that just didn't sound right. Now I have no idea how to play what Caleb plays, but I am always able to tell him if he's hitting a wrong note by the way it sounds. I have a pretty good ear for music although I can't play.

I looked at it the best I could and he was playing it the way it was written, so I thought, and Caleb's dad thought the same thing, but it still didn't sound right.

So after consulting with our piano expert friend down the street, she showed him how a particular sharp was actually a different one. So, now his song is great! And plus, after a week of practice he has done awesome! I really should wait until he practices a song a week before posting....I guess he's just always so excited to post a blog.

Here he is, new and improved with the correct note, thanks Debbie!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Caleb and His Songs Printed off the Internet

Caleb loves all sorts of songs, but mostly he loves to get on the internet and find free sheet music he can print off and play. Now you can't find just any old song, but you are allowed to print off most of the old traditional songs, Christmas, and classical music by the famous composers. Luckily, these are the songs Caleb likes to play best.

This past week Caleb found several songs he liked to print off and play.

The first one he wanted to play was Greensleeves:

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Whole New World

Here is Caleb's latest Disney piano book song from the movie Alladin, "A Whole New World". He is getting much better on rhythm now, not rushing through everything so fast, although he still has his little rhythms of his own.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Under the Sea

A year ago Christmas Caleb got this Disney piano book of various songs. At the time we were thinking that they would be just about the right level that he could work on them and figure out how to play them after a while. He's been playing Christmas so long, that we just pulled it out and now it seems almost too easy.

He's pretty good now--able to play any of these easy piano songs on the first try. Maybe we can find a little harder version. Here is "Under the Sea" from the Little Mermaid: