Not really number 1 but it is here. In any minor scale, the third degree is always its relative major scale, e.g C minor's third is Eb, its relative major, Gmin=Bb, Bmin=D etc. Like the circle of 5ths C-G, G-D etc.
I made the discovery practising Gypsy Dance in Cmin by Haydn, which modulates to its major for a while.
Believe it or not, that reason is the only one that you CAN do something about! However, you will need the help and support of a trained professional (not in the piano teaching sense) but in the talking therapy/trained counsellor sense. it can be overcome with help.dave brum wrote:Here's a good one. I've realised that I CAN learn to be a very good sight reader but the problem is not that I'm too old, or too thick or even have the wrong attitude. It's because I don't have the confidence. I really am too scared.
Also I don't get that much money and as I hinted elsewhere I may have to take another cut soon due to a move from contributions to income based benefits.
Some people in church tried to help me out but then Fanny Fosdyke and I fell out and I stopped going.
I really hate whingeing to mental health services because all they do is passively say 'yes David I know how you feel you poor old sod, do you feel suicidal, here's some more medication...'. They never tell you how to empower yourself or actively engage with your problem to help you to kill it.
How do I convince myself that I am not a waste of space? What can I say that I am proud of myself for?? I really do not know as there are so many things wrong with me and they can only become more and more entrenched if they're not dealt with.
So I've incorporated exercises with the SQ runs in the relevant hand only into my practice schedule. The piece Gizzy refers to as 'pee-po pee-po belly belly bum bum' (her words not mine) is one of 'those' pieces.
DB (who can sight read!)
As do the three ledger lines above the treble steve. The three lines above the treble can be linked by a vertical line to make an upper case E, which is what the top note is! These silly little things a saft old sausage like me notices!