I’ve been thinking that one of the things you have to know to learn a song is what notes are coming up next. I usually familiarize myself with a song before learning it, but this time, I wanted to see what would happen if I really burned the song into my brain before sitting down to it. I listened to John Henry over and over while driving yesterday and today. Probably 2 hours total on repeat.
Tonight I sat down to the lesson at 9:30pm. By 10:15pm I was playing the entire first verse at 100% speed. Now, this could just be the ease of that part of the song. I’m going to tackle the second verse in the morning and see what happens. I’ll report back then.
Gonna let my brain simmer on what I just learned. Good night!