Some pieces you’ll just never get right

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    Kari T on #164351

    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone else have a piece of music they can never get to sound right? I mean, I can play many different pieces and eventually with the right amount of practice depending on the difficulty level it works out. But, I have one song ,an easy one too; Scarborough Fair, that I have never been able to get right. The melody is easy enough but as soon as I try to add the left hand it all goes out the window from there. I have even tried many different renditions of the song, many new ways to practice it

    Audrey Nickel on #164352

    Have you tried writing your own arrangement of it.

    barbara-brundage on #164353

    As my teacher, Eileen Malone, used to say, some pieces just have to “marinate” a while. If you leave it alone for a few months, you’ll probably find you have no trouble with it anymore when you go back to it.

    Kari T on #164354

    Jerusha Amado on #164355

    Barbara’s advice is spot on.

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