MemberDecember 18, 2017 at 10:07 am
Probably best to let the child make the story (so, ignoring phrasing for the time being); from my other readings on memory, it’s more likely to stick that way. Probably better to wait until she’s a bit more advanced (and more comfortable with this memory technique) to bring phrasing into the picture.
I also share the worry about creating a contentious relationship with her father. He comes to recitals, so there is some support there, it seems.
I actually tried this one day just because I was at a loss; I had her give the notes Human Names; the next week, she remembered the names and some of the song. Unfortunately, I hadn’t thought to use names starting with the appropriate note-name letter (ABCDEFG), so we may need to reboot that a little bit.
I think I’m going to print out pictures of famous people with their names underneath (and first initial in bold). I think this will also help with note reading, i.e. Who is on the third floor of your house? Benedict (Cumberbatch).
(although this may also create some issues, because we would need some clarity on spaces and lines. Maybe spaces could be on the stairs).