By Dr. Seuss
Step correct up for Dr. Seuss’s vintage rhyming picture-book story of younger Morris McGurk’s tremendous circus goals. This circus has greater than an insignificant lion tamer and trapeze artist! on the Circus McGurkus, you’ll be intrigued via the wink-hooded Hoodwink, terrified by way of the noticed Atrocious, and surprised by way of the bold feats of the good Sneelock. And those are only the various magnificent issues you’ll locate less than this titanic most sensible. advised with the humor and originality which are synonymous with Dr. Seuss, If I Ran the Circus is a crowd-pleasing showstopper!
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How many times should you repeat it? Experts differ. Pro trumpeter Susan Slaughter of the St. Louis Symphony recommends that you "begin at a tempo that allows you to play the passage perfectly three times, then gradually increase your speed. " TEACH ME: "Talk to your teacher about how you can be most productive in your practice sessions," says Carolyn, who studies several instruments. After all, that's part of a music teacher's job. "A great teacher should teach a child how to practice," says flutist Paula Robison.
Gradually, you will be able to speed it up, after nailing it at a snail's pace. Lauren and other teens flip on a little machine to aid in the great slow down: a metronome. It clicks away, giving a steady beat, and can be set at different speeds, from super slow to lightning fast. Claire explains how she uses it with her oboe: "Set the metronome way below the tempo (speed) of the piece, and practice a passage slowly. Once you can do it at that tempo a few times, increase the metronome speed a couple of notches.
When they stopped, I got into practicing," says Claire. Jennifer, a horn player, adds, "The desire to practice has to come from inside. " JOSHUA BELL— Violin Fun Time: "There are a lot of hours in the day. I had a lot of interests as a kid. I made time to do things I liked to do," says Joshua Bell, who started violin at age five and soloed with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 14. "You hear stories about prodigies with pushy parents who don't let them do anything but play violin. That's unhealthy.