Jamming with my student, couldn't resist to share! 6 Years, 4 Months ago
Indeed I couldn't resist to share!!
One of the major joys and fulfilling aspects of teaching music is to be able to jam with a student. This is Sebastian, 13 years old, who loves to play songs by for example Elton John, The Eagles, to name a few, but who can also read standard notation very well. (Nowadays he's, for example, working on River Flows In You by Yurima. )
And he also has a clear understanding of the circle of fifth's, very very cool!!!
So this is him playing Elton John's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road', which is a song fúll of slashchords, constantly changing bassnotes (thankfully I didn't have to play those , since hé was playing them!), lóts of different chords, chords out of other keys, key change back and forth, all in all, a lót happening in there. And he just pulls it off with no sweat!
In any way, he is as you can imagine my weekly pride and joy and I couldn't be more proud!
Re: Jamming with my student, couldn't resist to share! 6 Years, 4 Months ago
Very very cool! …
Ness it’s easy to see why you’re so proud.
Sebastian, you are a very talented young man with a great future ahead of you. I only wish I had a fraction of your natural talent and ability when I was your age. I may have stuck with music with more determination. Keep up the good work and there’s no doubt you’ll go far.
That was a real treat to see and hear. Thanks for sharing Ness. I’d love to see more.