Friday, March 15, 2013

Rhythm Lesson

Joshua (5 1/2 years old) is learning some simple piano accompaniments to his favorite Bible songs.  His repertoire is up to two songs and three different chords.  He's doing well.  However, keeping a steady beat and staying in rhythm seems to be a challenge.  This morning, with his guitar, Claude gave Joshua a mini lesson in keeping time.

As they clapped/strummed the beat, Claude said, "While you're playing you have to keep this rhythm in your head all the time."

"Yeah, like you're brain is thumping!"  Joshua replied.

"Yes, exactly!"


  1. It was such a brilliant explanation, I couldn't have said it better myself! :)

  2. Like my mom always says, "Great, minds think alike." And you are two of the smartest guys I know! :)