Two-thirds of the Leckbands came to visit us this evening. Kristi (of the comments) and Joanna came down south to watch their local team play some sport called ‘volleyball’ – but I think they made that part up.
Joanna brought her 1/10 sized violin, and she shocked the socks off of us with her skilz! She is studying via the Suzuki method, which I always thought was a strictly ‘by-ear’ method, but they actually learn to read music, too. She is so advanced, she follows all the dots and carats and doo-hickeys over and under and through the notes, marks which I have long forgotten their meaning.
The funniest thing she said when her mom asked her to play a song from memory, she answered, “But I don’t have the dymanics memorized!” (She did.)
We did a little duet together. Well, we played together until Joanna left the classic 3-chord-rock-music formula and I was left in the dust. Care to listen?