Sunday, October 21, 2007

New songs!!

Last week Haley suffered from a week long ear infection with an ear drum rupture which was incredibly painful and required 2 different antibiotics and 3 different ear drops. She is finally better though I still want to get her hearing tested once she finishes the antibiotics.

At Suzuki lessons this week, her teacher asked Haley if she had taught her Etude. Haley said,"No" and I told her that she thought she knew it already anyway. Her teacher had her play it and seemed pleased with her but asked that she practice with stops every 4 notes to allow time to place her fingers for the next set of notes. She then wanted her to learn the one difficult spot of Minuet 1. I didn't hear where it went in the song but as soon as the teacher played it, Haley began singing where she left off.

By the ride home, Haley was playing all of Minuet 1.

I think her fiddle teacher has finally learned that she can't even let her hear a new song unless she wants her to know it. Last week, she started to teach her a song she hadn't played on her tape yet. I thought it ironic that if she wants to teach her, this is the only way, otherwise Haley learns the songs by herself. She taught her the first part then taped the song and by this week Haley had the entire song but it was long and she was not feeling great so she hadn't gotten it up to speed yet.

This week her teacher didn't give her a song on her tape because she wanted her to get the other song a little faster and she said she was specifically not giving her a new song because she knew she would learn whatever she gave her.

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