For anyone who struggles with the meaning of gestures (such as pointing, request for handshake, etc.) the world must be difficult to decode. For one thing, their meaning varies from culture to culture; for another thing, the different contexts in which a gesture appears at different times, or should not appear, within the same cultureContinue reading “Decoding gestures”
Frances has been waking up to play with her toys in the middle of the night this week, and this might have gone largely unnoticed today if she hadn’t also decided to play the piano con forza at about 4:00 a.m! (None of us can recall what she’d been playing.)
Since the Pink Cup family had good first days of school last week, and got settled into school quickly, Pink Cup Mum decided that it was the right time to treat herself to a new guitar. 🙂 Once Frances’s appointment schedule is set, I’ll resume my guitar studies. I had stopped when my first childContinue reading “The new addition…”
Frances goes to the piano and to the keyboard dozens of times a day for a few minutes each time. In the panel, she is five years old and just starting to play by ear.
Frances has been learning the piano since she was a preschooler, but only within the last couple years has she been able to play music by ear after hearing it. In fact, only within the past year has this ability been truly honed. She will play melodies that she hears with either one or bothContinue reading “Ode to Joy”