Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ebony, Ivory, and . . .


In a Grade Six music class somewhere in Hamilton:


I'm speaking about sharps and flats, scales, and the piano keyboard.


A little boy of South Asian background: "Sir, you've shown us the black keys and the white keys, but where are the brown keys? Where are the Hindu notes?"

1 comment:

gary barwin said...

A few weeks ago, a kid sat down at a grand piano and said, "How do you turn this thing on?"

A couple of years ago, another student sat down at the piano and asked, "Where are the half notes on this thing?"