Thursday, August 11, 2011

Piano Talk, Continued

More Piano Talk for this week!

When the piano teacher was explaining sharps and flats to my younger son, he used a flat tire as an example:

"...So a flat note is going down, like air going out of a tire.  Now what do you think sharp is?"

To which my budding young Beethoven replied: "Putting air back in the tire?"

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8 comments:

Bane of Anubis said...

Amen! Suck it, Piano Teacher :).

Rick Daley said...

:-)

scott g.f.bailey said...

If you're going to use a real-world analogy for an abstract system, be prepared for real-world expectations. Your kid's too smart for his teacher. Be afraid when he gets older.

Rick Daley said...

I'm already afraid. Plus he's cute...and he knows it. Verrrry dangerous.

Doralynn Kennedy said...

Excellent answer... would have loved to see the expression on the teacher's face.

Anita said...

Hah! You should be on a reality show.

Rich said...

So the teacher paused and asked RE chicken little -- "what did the farmer say when the chicken yelled "THE SKY IS FALLING" Rick answered --"SOB, A TALKING CHICKEN"

OUT OF THE MOUTH OF BABES COME GEMS!

Rick Daley said...

Some say the glass is half-empty. Others say the glass is half-full. I notice the glass is actually made of plastic and call it a cup.