Am I famous in China?

@TheHorse (207535)
Walnut Creek, California
April 12, 2024 8:54pm CST
One of my Friday piano students is a cute little boy of five. His parents and grandparents speak a foreign language, and I believe it to be one of the Chinese languages. All of the adults bring cameras into our lesson room, and take photos and videos of their young charge as he learns to play. He already plays "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" with his hands spread out "properly," but I am a rebellious American and also encourage him to experiment on the piano and see what melodies he can "discover." All in all, it is a good time. I wonder if some of the videos of us playing together have made it to places like China. Am I an international teaching sensation? Well, tonight I'm just a American sports and Blues fan, hanging out with a friend. Here's my latest blues tune. Wheee.
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@just4him (308839)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Apr
You never know. You just might be famous in China. I love this song.
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@TheHorse (207535)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Apr
They are so sweet toward this little boy. I don't want him to feel pressure, though. So far he seems to be enjoying himself.
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@TheHorse (207535)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Apr
@just4him I know it's just basic "classical conditioning," but I want kids to associate music with joy.
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@just4him (308839)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Apr
@TheHorse I'm glad he's enjoying himself.
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@JESSY3236 (19056)
• United States
16 Apr
My uncle used to say he was an international organist because he played on some organs in Ukraine.
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@LadyDuck (460578)
• Switzerland
17 Apr
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@LadyDuck (460578)
• Switzerland
17 Apr
@TheHorse Too much low quality of everything in our days, music, movies, shows, books. Blame AI, there is no soul in what is created using AI. You forgot Maluse from Germany and changjiangzhibin89 from China in the list of people you know you "internationally".
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@TheHorse (207535)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Apr
Yep. Same as me. I am internationally known because @LadyDuck, @Vandana7, @JudyEv and others have suffered through my music.
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• China
13 Apr
Ah,you have a Chinese student ! I guess the photos and videos will soon appear on TikTok.I have listened to "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"...How I wonder what you are..
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• China
14 Apr
@TheHorse Yes,It is known as the ABC song (children's song) here and generally third grade primary school pupils start to study English over here.
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@TheHorse (207535)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Apr
@changjiangzhibin89 Ah, thanks for the info. If I had ten of me, I'd study a bit of Chinese. As I understand it, Chinese characters convey meaning, not sounds. That is why all Chinese can read a "Chinese newspaper." But the various dialects are quite distinct. Correct me if I'm wrong!
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@TheHorse (207535)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Apr
Twinkle Twinkle (is it also the ABC song there? Wait! Do Chinese people lean the English alphabet in school?) is a great teaching tool because it is a simple melody and a young piano student does not have to move his or her hand to play it.
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@LadyDuck (460578)
• Switzerland
13 Apr
I do not know if you are popular in China, I know that many Chinese families live in California. I checked your "latest" blues, I had already listened to it.
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@LadyDuck (460578)
• Switzerland
14 Apr
@TheHorse I am sure that Vanny cannot wait to propose her pictures and "discuss" with you.
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@TheHorse (207535)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Apr
Yeppers. I have not recorded anything new recently. I may want to do some finger-style stuff soon and let Vanny add some pictures.
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@TheHorse (207535)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Apr
@LadyDuck Of course I will be quiet, deferential, and agree with all of her "brilliant" selections.
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@wolfgirl569 (96559)
• Marion, Ohio
13 Apr
You might be
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@vandana7 (99160)
• India
19 Apr
Reasons to put FBI behind him...he could be spying for the Chinese with Chinese fan base. With Pony....I can expect the unexpected. Evil Grin.
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@wolfgirl569 (96559)
• Marion, Ohio
19 Apr
@vandana7 I hope he isn't. But maybe they should watch him
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@JudyEv (326862)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 Apr
Isn't that interesting that they're videoing the lessons? Maybe some child somewhere in China is watching and doing the same lessons.
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@vandana7 (99160)
• India
19 Apr
@TheHorse Yuan. Not worth it. Kinda....it is just .14 of a dollar. But much better than Indian currency. An Indian rupee is equal to .0.012 of a dollar. Do you want me to find you a Chinese bride Pony? You could get Chinese food everyday...but no Sushi....Chinese and Japanese don't like each other. Evil Grin.
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@TheHorse (207535)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Apr
That would be fine with me! As long as they send me thousands of Chinese rupees, or whatever they're called.
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@GardenGerty (157918)
• United States
13 Apr
It seems they are very proud of him, and they may make you famous in China.
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@TheHorse (207535)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Apr
I would LOL if I ever came across a video of me teaching this young fella. It really is fun.
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@MattMeng (3441)
• Hangzhou, China
13 Apr
A large number of Chinese move to the US.
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@TheHorse (207535)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Apr
Yes, we have many Chinese here in California.
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@MattMeng (3441)
• Hangzhou, China
19 Apr
@TheHorse Chinese immigrants to California are mostly high-quality researchers.
@jstory07 (135199)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Apr
Yes I am sure you are now popular in China.
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@TheHorse (207535)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Apr
Wheee!
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@moffittjc (118827)
• Gainesville, Florida
13 Apr
You are an internet sensation in China. As far as you know.
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@moffittjc (118827)
• Gainesville, Florida
20 Apr
@TheHorse Well, if they did say something, you wouldn't know because they are speaking in Chinese!
@TheHorse (207535)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Apr
Nobody has said I am not!
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@LindaOHio (158794)
• United States
13 Apr
Great tune. Have a good weekend. Yes, I'd say you are an international teaching sensation.
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@TheHorse (207535)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Apr
Wheee!
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