“Don’t Practice Til You Get It Right. Practice Til You Can’t Get It Wrong.”
Not sure who said that, but I wholeheartedly agree. Any free time I have lately is spent in the kitchen with my iPhone & headphones.[My toe flaps started coming off! Wrapping black electrical tape around the top & bottom worked fine. Make sure you don’t wrap the actual tap though.]
I leave one earpiece out, to make sure my taps are making clear, crisp sounds.
So far, these are my three favorite Pandora stations to jump back & forth between:
The Creedence Clearwater Revival Station
The Fats Waller Station
The Oldies But Goodies Station
Now, my first peice of advice is the same as with rendering & painting…
You have to just GO for it & don’t worry about messing up!
Don’t think to hard about moving a certain way. Just relax & have fun.
Loose hand for rendering.
Loose feet for dancing.
Also, don’t be afraid of repetition. I think this is really important & the reason why I love the music I tap to.
You want each sound coming from your feet to ring loud & clear. So let it become muscle memory by doing a lot of heel & toe taps. Even though they’re two of the most basic sounds, when you put it to music it still sounds great! So when you go onto different & more advanced steps, your going to sound better.
Did I mention this is great excercise?!
Well, that’s all for today.
J said he likes hearing me tap & I’m so grateful for that. Not once has he looked over in my direction with an “Are you done?” face! He’s the greatest.
“For in Him we live, move & have our being” Acts 17:29
Peace & blessings to all,