If a student first goes to the piano, any one of several things may happen. He/she:
A. ...has a song in mind and begins to play it.
Each of the above has any one of several ways it can go. For example, if the student chooses D...
a. She lands on a particular interval, i.e. a fifth. I ask her what would happen if she moved the fifth around the keyboard.
These are only a few of many options, each in turn leading to numerous possibilities. And this is only if the child is at the piano! You can imagine all the complex permutations such a give and take can create. It explains why no two individuals can possibly have the same experience. Like snowflakes, each child's musicality reveals itself as something unique.
© Meryl Danziger 2004