I was sight singing with our son before he did his piano playing. First, we rhythm read, sing the notes, then play.
When I asked, "Did you see a pattern in the notes?" He pointed and said "It's an incomplete arpeggio."
So, I sang " I can sing high and sing low." The lyrics match In the sound of an arpeggio. The exercise is a well known vocal warm-up. And, an easy way for you to vocally manoever an arpeggio in any key.
Well, it is a hot and cold, tug of war with practice with our daughter. But today, she finished her practice and said "May I share a song with you to help Jason with arpeggios?"
The wonderful song is below.
Then, I asked her why she gives me such a rough time for her to practice. Especially, if she loves this song and its lyrics.
She giggled and ran away.
I guess you just never know how practicing with them is going to show up in how they live life with you. I was glad to learn something new about our daughter; and,of course, her brother was delighted by such a classic.
original post (1.8.2015)