Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My Baby Sister Plays Piano!

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My little sister Hannah now plays the piano.  We recently noticed that Hannah can play perfectly by ear.  Hannah doesn't know any of the notes but still can figure songs out.  We first realized it when I heard her playing the melody of one of my Sonata's that I am learning. Everybody in our family plays piano except my dad.  The two people who play the worst by ear are my mom and brother.

A few days ago, Hannah and I had a friendly competition.  The point of the competition is to see who can figure out how to play a song that my mom gives us.  By the time I got ready to play, Hannah had already managed to figure out the song. I needed a little bit more time to figure songs out.  Then Hannah and Sarah tried to see who can figure out a completely new set of songs, and my sister Sarah was faster. Sarah is also really good at playing songs by ear.

Here is a piece that my mom taught Hannah to play.  It is Minuet in G major by Bach.

Have you ever tried to play songs you like by ear? 


  1. Dear Hannah,
    You are the youngest piano player in our family and you are amazing. You can play Bach at this young age, I can only imagine how good you will be in a few years. We all proud of you.
    Love you very much,
    Grandma Tanya and Grandpa Eugene

  2. Aloha Hannah,
    A wonderful piece that you played so beautifully! I just sat back, closed my eyes, and enjoyed.

    Hannah, you have a special talent and I hope you continue to practice and share your playing with us.

    Mahalo nui loa,
    Mrs. Jacobs

  3. Wow! That's incredible! It's hard to believe that Hannah figured out the songs faster than you because she is so much younger. It looks like the gene for musical talent runs in your family. We are so proud of both of you.


    Aunt Elana and Uncle Lloyd

  4. Dear Miriam,

    Hannah plays so wonderfully that it is difficult to believe that she plays by ear. We applaud your youngest sister and wish her to be a great musician.

    With love,
    Great aunt Rina and
    Great uncle Volodya

  5. Dear Miriam,
    It was very nice of you to write such a wonderful blog about your baby sister, Hannah. She is very adorable, and she played this piece extremely well for her age. She has a bright future, and I’m sure one day she will play as well as you. I wish her all the best and please encourage her to practice as much as you. Best of luck.

  6. Dear Miriam and Hannah,
    You both created a wonderful post
    Miriam as a bloger improving her
    journalistic skills and Hannah who showed everybody her unusual talent in music.
    It*s a very seldom talent to play by ear classical music without
    You both did this post perfect.
    We hope it*s only the beginning of
    your big success. We wish you the best.
    Love you very much,
    Grandma Mila and Grandpa Isay

  7. Dear Auntie Elana and Uncle Lloyd,

    Thank you for leaving me a comment. I can memorize songs faster that my older sister Miriam can. I love to play piano.


  8. Dear Rina and VOlodya,

    Thank you for leaving me a comment. I love to play piano and hope to be just like my older sisters.


  9. Dear Mrs. Jacobs,

    Thank you for leaving me a lovely comment. My sister Hannah loves to play piano and every time she gets a chance to play she plays. She will have her first piano lesson this weekend and she can't wait!

    Hannah and Miriam

  10. Dear Grandma Tanya and Grandpa Eugene,

    Thank you for leaving me a quality comment. I also like to hear Hannah play the Bach song. I also play Bach except a much harder piece. Hannah is very excited to start music lesson and she will learn to play many more pieces.


  11. Dear Miriam,

    I have just arrived back from a week away with BB and our extended family on our traditional family holiday which we do each year.

    I really missed your blog while I was away and to my suprise you have put up another wonderful post about your very clever sister playing the piano.
    And what a talent she is too. You and your sister are wonderful at playing the piano and I love listening to you both as well as my BB playing the piano.

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful post with us all Miriam.

    From your friend,

  12. hi miriam i love ur sister shes g

  13. Hi, Miriam. I am a student in Wisconsin. Your sister is very good at playing the piano. I believe that I have played Minuet in G Major before, but with broken chords. I watched your video of you playing the piano. I have never competed in a piano competition, but I had a recital very recently. I played two old rock and roll songs called " In The Midnight Hour" and " Chantilly Lace".


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