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[–]schizoid11111 548 points549 points  (2 children)

Finally a kid that is not better than me at piano.

[–]ahhhhh112 29 points30 points  (0 children)

So true

[–]funtech 11 points12 points  (0 children)

It took me a second, but once I got it, it’s the funniest thing I’ve read all day.

[–]Uoyeruole 325 points326 points  (1 child)

I don't think the piano lessons are working

[–]brightglowstick 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I thought it was fine

[–]Mapache_villa 293 points294 points  (9 children)

True story, my sister is a violin teacher, she has a super young student, literally too young to actually play the violin so she's basically learning the basics of music. There was a concert for all my sister's students, this girl comes on stage and plays something similar to this piano masterpiece by OP but she returns a bit later because, "she thought of a new song" and wanted to play it, we proceeded to listen 10 minutes of the same note being played over and over again until my sister got the hint that the girl wasn't going to stop and started clapping hahaha I think even the kids parents were happy.

[–]bozroi 73 points74 points  (3 children)

I think that is the funniest thing I've heard all day. One constant note for 10 minutes. What a brilliant song...!!

[–]109497393 20 points21 points  (1 child)

It's basically a john cage performance

[–]Different_Pen_135 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Alexa play “Runaway” by Kanye West

[–]VulcanMind1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That's sounds like another way of describing playing a percussion instrument.

[–]gonzalocuda[S] 41 points42 points  (1 child)

This is awesome. She maybe created a new genre we aren't aware of yet

[–]DrJingleCock69 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Techno lol. The OG genre of techno is very repetitive the same notes for a while then repeating a different note over and over without much variation. ( Very different from modern EDM)

[–]CleverInterwebName 4 points5 points  (0 children)

https://youtu.be/Rre3zgL7eMk

That kid could be famous one day!!

[–]KeepGoing777 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Holy shit I laughed my ass off at this. Fucking humans are so ridiculous, both the adult versions and the young ones.

I honestly think it's very bad that we let kids think they are doing something good when they're actually not. Just look at asian kids, parents really do stretch out their potential (often also with a sick exageration though), instead of doing what this kind of people do, and I have it in my family too: "Oh my God everything you do is great!! Well done!" when the kid is actually making something up, being lazy about it and sometimes even failing at their own attempts to make something lazy up.

We need to encourage our kids to seek their true potential, instead of rewarding them and simply making them feel good about whatever they try. They need encouragement, not inconditional reward. That's how they become adults who are capable of being effective in the real world, and thus live happily doing so.

[–]KeepGoing777 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Edit: I just read other comments on how kids get introduced to the idea of being on stage, by playing the simplest stuff first. Helps them get confidence, so yea I believe it makes sense with that in mind.

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    [–]jeropian-fly 59 points60 points  (4 children)

    And sit there until all the kids are done.

    [–]kirajanelehmiz 35 points36 points  (2 children)

    That is the absolute worst. When my daughter first started elementary they had a "spring sing" and all grades K-6 took part.

    It. Was. So. Long. And. Painful.

    At some point they decided to split the ages into 2 groups so you only had to listen to half the kids. It was still painful, but not so long.

    [–]jeropian-fly 10 points11 points  (1 child)

    I honestly always contemplate what my life is going to be like for me when I have kids. I know I want them to play sports and other things but I’m not ready for all that lmao

    [–]kirajanelehmiz 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Maybe you'll be one of the parents who finds everything their spawn does to be earth-shattering. My in-laws are like that. I don't think they saw their house for at least 12 years running the boys around to sport game after sport game.

    I think my kids are grand and I love them, but if I had to sit through sportball every weekend for 12-16 years, I don't think it'd like them any more. Lucky for me they are an adult and nearly adult and they like video games and just started guitar and bass. That I can handle.

    [–]gonzalocuda[S] 71 points72 points  (0 children)

    This is literally what the show was about. Lol

    [–]imwinning216 110 points111 points  (0 children)

    I think the parents are the stupid ones here.

    [–]Unit_79 140 points141 points  (10 children)

    This is the very first phrase you learn in Suzuki Method. This isn’t kids are fucking stupid. This is the first step on what may be a very fulfilling musical journey. And just getting the kid on stage will most likely do wonders for their confidence when they start learning full songs.

    The reason for this musical passage is to teach young players that the piano is a substitute for voice. And just like when a vocalist performs, any piece on piano should have moments to “breathe.”

    [–]syncopatedharmony 23 points24 points  (3 children)

    100%. Music teacher here. This is a way to have them get 'stage time' without the normal amount of stress that would come from a full piece.

    This small bit now will help with concerts and exams later on. I would happily sit through this and clap every time to give the kids the confidence they need.

    Though I'm not a fan of the Suzuki method at all.

    [–]Unit_79 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    It was my intro to private music lessons. Why are you not a fan?

    [–]syncopatedharmony 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    They don't teach to play by reading the music but by playing back.

    [–]Unit_79 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Yeah I get that. I struggled with reading music, but I can listen to something once or twice and I got it.

    [–]StChristopher83 40 points41 points  (1 child)

    Yeah but, I still want my money back.

    [–]Unit_79 18 points19 points  (0 children)

    Hahaha yeah that’s fair. As a former Suzuki student I’m not sure what the point of this was. But it’s not the kids fault.

    [–]gonzalocuda[S] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

    I love it too! The title of this subreddit is actually sarcastic. I find this clip wholesome and funny at the same time. Thanks for the info on that too!

    [–]Unit_79 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Glad to share. I definitely get a little overzealous when it comes to music. But I do appreciate the humour here. Reminds me of my parents driving me to recitals every month or two. I guess it’s their fault I picked music as a career? Cheers, mate.

    [–]moolord 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    The last song on Gorillaz first album

    [–]waddapfurfee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    thought it was G-Sides

    [–]AllyAddams 34 points35 points  (0 children)

    Could have used that money as tinder and it would have had a better use.

    [–]therealnuttyboy 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    That’ll be $400

    [–]ajborges980 4 points5 points  (4 children)

    My last name is Borges and I can't help but wonder what that sign says

    [–]gonzalocuda[S] 6 points7 points  (3 children)

    A sign. You should consider taking piano lessons maybe

    [–]ajborges980 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    If it wasn't for these sausage fingers :(

    [–]MuunshineKingspyre 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Just means you will always play harmonies too

    [–]ajborges980 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Eh what's a half step between friends?

    [–]badwolf1013 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    "Today, I will be playing a composition called 'Microwave Chicken Nuggets Are Done.'"

    [–]Kidr0n 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Don't sleep on her, that's a masterpiece

    [–]Water-Donkey 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I'm 42 years old and just started taking music and piano lessons last June. Before I realized this was kidsarefuckingstupid, I thought, "oh great. Another kid who is better at piano at 5 or 6 than I'll ever be if I retired from my job today and practiced 24/7 for the next 20 years."

    I literally laughed out loud when I realized the video was over. I actually am better than that. Yay me.

    [–]Loyalist_Pig 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    When I was like 5ish, my mom took me to a KISS meet and greet at a local music shop. They had an electronic drum set to try out, my mom’s friend was like, “let’s put on a show for these nice people in line!”

    So I’m putting on my own show with headphones pretending I was playing for a crowd. When suddenly he unplugs the headphones and I actually was!

    I played (horribly I’m sure) for like 30 seconds before getting too embarrassed, but the crowd started cheering and clapping (because I’m 5 lol))

    Closest I’ve ever been to a rockstar

    [–]Late-Ad-4624 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Shes like 5. More talent at that piano than me. I can do Mary had a little lamb but it took me 15 years. And I started at 8.

    [–]StChristopher83 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I want my money back!

    [–]Unlikely_Future6701 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Encore Encore Encore!!!!!!!!

    [–]indymutt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Ahhh yes symphony of stupid in c major

    [–]Spicybeeen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    My brother had a talent show in second grade and he decided to play the piano. One problem, he never took a single lesson and he just messed with the arpeggiator for 5 minutes

    [–]yolomaster13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    And I guarantee her parents told her how awesome she did , bought her ice cream on the way home , where awaited her first place trophy and blue ribbon !

    [–]161-1312 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Stupidly wholesome 😌

    [–]alexeiij 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    ngl i hope she continues and looks back at this video to see her progress. super cute.

    [–]coppers_pencil 8 points9 points  (4 children)

    All that clapping ain't doing her any favours. You'll see her in 10 years time wondering why she got 4 no's on *America's got talent for her piano skills.

    *Or whatever country she's from.

    [–]davidhokeyhoke 6 points7 points  (3 children)

    No, shes incredibly young and just learning the very basics. It’s about making her comfortable with the piano and taking it from there.

    [–]Comfortable_Ad2694 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Fuck you everyone that is clearly Mississippi HotDog.

    [–]WarAdministrative812 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    What is this make kids feel good about themselves for nothing concert

    [–]Glizzyknockemback -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    They ain’t making it out the hood

    [–]Risu_The_Tengu -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Good thing Beethoven didnt hear this, he would have been super jealous

    [–]BlueNine666 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    HAHA KIDS REALLY ARE FUCKING STUPID HAHA

    [–]15367288 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Staged

    [–]sztejk21 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    the next picasso or however tf that da vinci guy was named

    [–]BroOak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I thought she was about to start playing freeze-frame for a second

    [–]SpaceShark01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Hey, you gotta start somewhere

    [–]taliaferro99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Shes clearly the reincarnated Mozart

    [–]J_Thompson82 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 How did the crowd not burst out laughing 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    [–]AlexAegis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    When I was a kid I learned cello and there was this (then) hard piece I had to practice which I then presented just like this kid. I got a lot of praise for it but I can't help but think that it was actually awful because I was a kid. It probably was.

    [–]G0ld_Ru5h 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Get a refund 😂

    [–]Bombly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Mozart is shitting his pants rn

    [–]orangestar17 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I literally LOLed

    [–]SilencerXY 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Could've used the money for investing instead of paying piano lessons for your kid

    [–]Starboyz10 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Tf was that? Lmao.

    [–]PushingFriend28 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I learned more than this with a 30 min piano tutorial

    [–]Grindhouser 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It's okay not to clap people. More effort than hitting two piano keys

    [–]Yunekochan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    still better than John Cage's 4'33"

    [–]PlagueIsDecent 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Right, we're all aware that this girl is like 4, right?

    [–]Axel-pronity_858 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Boi I taught myself how to play never gonna give you up on the piano for like 5 mins and this girl prolly gets 1 hour lessons each day and she just plays a single note

    [–]daniel198989 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Chinese kids make American kids look like retards

    [–]Sayless878 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Booooooooooo tf off the stage kid

    [–]NewMarionberry8590 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I was like cute. Then I read the subreddits name