So my voice teacher (who’s German, by the way) wants me to sing/memorize this…I think she’s crazy, LOL. At least Italian words SEMI-RESEMBLE English!! I wonder if there are tricks to memorizing lyrics in foreign languages. How do you do it, especially when every stanza is different! It sure is a beautiful song, though. I may have heard of it before, but can’t be sure.
Piano: I’ve been practicing pretty heavily these past two weeks, but, again, the practice is more focused on memorizing the songs than reading music. Although, one could argue that in order for me to learn the song in the FIRST place, I must first READ it, so it’s not like I’m not getting ANY reading practice in (just not as much!). I’m thinking about purchasing a “sight reading workbook” from somewhere. They have those, I think…will have to ask my teacher if she could recommend one. My sight-reading ability is horrible, but apparently, I am more “advanced” compared to her other students who are first-time piano learners. That’s good news, I guess, but it’s sometimes hard for me to trust what she says. I think she wants to make me feel better.
I also get incredibly anxious with her breathing down my throat when I sit at the piano. My performance drops by 80%, easily. Guess performance anxiety is something else I must learn to deal with.
Oh, the lessons music has taught me!