Last night at Jake’s lesson, we were talking about quarter rests. As I was trying to describe how to draw one for an exercise in his theory book, Jake said, “I know…it’s like a lightning bolt with a C at the bottom!”
I looked at the quarter rest, and realized he was exactly right. How come I didn’t think of that?! All of these years I’ve been teaching, yet never once had a good way to explain how to draw quarter rests. Thank goodness for my students, with their fresh perspectives and boundless creativity.
Have you been enlightened by any of your students lately?
Cool! Kids figure out how to teach us all! :)
A student once explained to me that when you draw a bass clef, you draw the right side of a heart shape and then put two dots after that. :)
It’s so true! And my students have said the same thing about the bass clef…that is now my standard explanation for drawing it :D
You gotta love the minds of little boys :-)