I have always wanted to be good at music.... So I was somewhat excited at that challenge to learn how to lead. Though not at all excited to be infront of the whole ward :p. I learned in Marching Band about how to lead a song. But all it took was substituting one time for Primary Chorister for me to realise just how much I have forgotten, and how off beat I can get. I am moving through this course and much of it is review, I have been mostly feeling fine, keeping up. Today I got to Fermatas (spell check does not even know what a fermata is), Pick up Beat, Preparatory Beat, Holds, and Cut offs, and my head is spinning. I expected that I would need to practice each song at home quite a bit just to make sure I could stay on rhythm. I tend to follow the rhythm of the words more then the rhythm of the notes. But now I realise I am going to have to practice each song just to get use the the unique elements of it.
I am excited that they have a VHS at the library I can watch... But I do not have a VHS player, only DVD... Maybe they will let me rent a VHS player over the week? My hymn book is still packed. Thankfully I have a DVD with all the hymns on it, hopefully that is not packed and I can find it. I think I need to buy a metronome. My speakers on my computer stopped working last week, so I can not play the music off the web... Some technical difficulties here, and lots of butterflies.. Lord willing I can get it together enough to at least look like I understand basic rhythm on my first day.