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Karen Allendoerfer

Make New Friends

November 11, 2006 at 4:26 AM

I've been teaching my daughter to play "Make New Friends," the girl scout song (Make New Friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold). At first I was just trying to teach her to sing it in a round, with the hopes that we could get the whole Brownie troop to sing it that way. She's got the problem, though, that when someone else comes in she gets distracted by them and starts singing along with their part instead of sticking to hers.

But not on violin. We played it as a duet/round, and this week it was really nice. I have a recording of her playing it last week that's almost painful . . . Progress really does seem to go in leaps rather than gradual increments.

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on November 11, 2006 at 7:47 PM
I often have the same experience with students. Suddenly, things just click. Now that your daughter can play it as a round, can she sing it as a round?

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