This weekend Troy discovered the existence of piano pedals and spent a fair amount of time under the instrument studying them.
The piano is an endless adventure for him. There are so many unknown territories to explore!First there is the keyboard with a variety of sounds that those keys produce, all “singing” like different animals.
And then there is an “under the piano area” with the three shiny pedals that can be pushed down and jump up if you let them go. Wow!
I do not think I have mentioned yet that sometimes Troy runs through the keyboard with both hands, obviously copying me playing the piano. Sometimes it sounds quite jazzy. It’s nothing much because (of course!) he pushes those keys randomly. However, he realizes that playing the piano makes a nice melody! That, my firends, is a discovery!
Sometimes for a change, he just pushes the same key in different octaves and listens to it. Same key – same “name” - different octaves. Huge discovery! And even if it has not been fully made yet, it’s sure on its way.
P.S. By the way, when singing those notes to Troy, I have switched to the Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Si format, just to avoid confusion with the alphabet. The confusing part of it is that the alphabet and the octave do not start with the same letter, (meaning that the octave starts with a C)! Sometimes it's easier to memorize two completely different things than two things that are almost similar and yet, a little different.