Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Trumpeters in Training

Danya and Gloria have been enjoying playing on their borrowed trumpets lately. Since my friend, Mark, from our church praise band lent us a couple of his spare horns it's been really nice because I can show the girls how to hold their horns and position their fingers while doing the same thing on a third trumpet.

We've been watching the video that came with our beginning trumpet book and it's informative but funny. It was obviously made in an English speaking country meaning that they don't use American terminology for music. So we're learning not only "half note, quarter note" but also "quaver, semi-quaver". Danya seems much more excited about playing than Gloria. Then again, she has always seemed to enjoy learning other languages, and what is music but another language? I'm liking it, too, because I can already play tunes on the trumpet if they only use the notes C,D,E,F, and G.

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