That's what Sweet P did at her violin lesson tonight. Her instructor teaches the Suzuki method, which is controversial among the music group, I know. But for a 5-year old learning to play the violin, I think it's excellent.
The gist is that she listens to all of the songs in Book 1 every single night. Twice. Or, at least until she falls asleep. So, she is quite familiar with all of the songs. Then, as she is learning a new one, she knows how it is supposed to sound.
Tonight she began learning a new song at her lesson. Her instructor would play a couple measures and then have her repeat. Twice Sweet P went on to play the next two, or three notes following what the teacher had played. It was awesome. It's hard to say who was beaming the brightest: Sweet P, her instructor, or myself. We were all super proud.
On the way home Sweet P said, "I think maybe God sent down the message to tell me which notes to play." That's part of why I call her Sweet P. I started to try to explain about her hard work and listening and training her ear/brain, and the like but then decided to just leave it be. Whatever the case may be, He certainly blessed her with a musical gift and I am so grateful to be a lucky beneficiary.
And that, my friends, was tonight's Joyful Moment.
Wishing you all Joyful Moments that sound so sweet!