Friday, May 13, 2011

Practicing tricks: hat trick

What do you do when practicing the new song is pure torture (on both of you)?

Common sense says when a something is difficult, to break it up into smaller, workable pieces.  The latest song is 4 lines long, so we broke it down by line.  I asked WonderGirl to find me a hat, and wrote 1-4 on little slips of paper and put them in.

She had to wear a hat of her own, of course.

Then, she would pull a piece of paper out of the hat and play that line.  The novelty of the unknown was enough to disguise the fact that she was playing every section multiple times.  

I have to admit, I was surprised it worked - and for two days in a row, even!  Every little bit of trickery helps!

1 comment:

Jane said...

We use that in Primary when learning a new song. It's a good thing our pianist is awesome.

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