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How To Learn Just One Song

Updated on January 11, 2015

When the alarm goes off it doesn't just wake up your body it also wakes up your mind

Have you ever read something and gotten nothing out of it? Then taken a nap and when you woke up your mind was racing with ideas on what you had read? Well that's the story behind this lens. I read the challenge and the mind was a total blank. I had only three hours of sleep so I grabbed a nap. When the alarm went off my eyes popped open. And the first thing I saw was my CD player next to the bed. Light bulb went on and inspiration struck.

The title was there. The description was there. The different ways I listened were there. I started writing frantically as I had to grab a shower and go to work. The pictures came later. But I knew what this would be and how it could inspire those around me.

All the images on this page have been taken or scanned in by me.

Mine was not gotten from Amazon - But yours can be.

This was my most recent song that I set out to learn. Normally I will just listen to the song. In this case I got the CD that has the parts on it. Sort of so I could have just the music playing while I sang along. But once I had the song down the music went away. I tend to prefer singing acapella. There are very few exceptions to this rule. This just happened to be one of them. I will still plunk the CD in and sing along with just the music portion.

Listen in the Car while driving

I have had more than one song that I would listen to over and over again while driving. In the good news it was usually on the way to work and I was alone. Otherwise the wife would have rolled down the window and gone for distance.

The hard part was sometimes when listening to a new song it would draw me to tears. This was a good indication that I would be memorizing that song. In the better news I was always careful and would pull of to the side of the road.

Two songs that I have worked on in the car. - Yes our car still has a casette player in it

Seamus Kennedy - Christmas in the Trenches

Carman - Lazarus Come Forth

Put that MP3 player to some good use

Something so small it can fit into almost anything. And yet hold enough music that you can not play it all with out recharging the thing.

I know this for a fact as I have two different MP3 players that I can easily fit into my pocket. One holds 2 Gig of material and the other holds 4 Gig of material. Neither of them have I ever been able to play all of the music without have to do a recharge on.

The nice thing is that If I want to I can load only a few songs on that I want to listen to and then just let it go through those few songs. Or even just one song so that it will repeat it over and over and over again. That is until I get it embedded into that thick skull of mine.

Another way for those with the cassette player in their car to listen to their music - And the MP3 model that I use.

This device can be used to hook up different device to your car sound system if it is using the cassette like ours does. Its pretty handy for us as the music will come directly from the MP3 player though the car stereo system. This comes in handy if you are in a location where you can not find any stations you want to listen to or if you just fell like listen to your own choice of music.


I mentioned two Mp3 players above. This is the 4 GB that I have. The main thing I use it for is when traveling in the car. And sometimes to fall asleep to.


Don't worry if it's not good enough for anyone else to hear, just sing, sing a song! - Sesame Street

— Big Bird

If that CD player has song repete then...

Listen to that song over and over

I know not all CD players have a repeat option included with them But if they do then this is a great way to focus in on one song.

For me I would be getting into bed and would want to fall asleep to one song. I would be able to choose that song and then it would play continually for me. The hard part was I would also burn through batteries because as you can guess I would fall asleep to the music. And it would not turn it self off unless the batteries died. Which they tended to do a lot for some strange reason.

Of course there is the Old Fashoned Way

Read the music and learn it that way

As you know or maybe not I was heavily involved in music in School. To see what I mean Click Here This meant that I had to be able to read music. I admit that it took me a while to be able to read the notes but the words tended to stick in my head a whole lot easier.

The nice thing is that some of the songs that were learned had recordings that went along with them This came in handy when doing the initial sight reading. It was weird that in chorus I would always pick up the words faster then the notes. But this is where repartition comes in handy.

What about you

Have you ever had one song you just had to learn?

Learn a song - And leave me a note

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    • PaigSr profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      @Redneck Lady Luck: Understood. Some songs will click in. Others seam to take longer to master.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      5 years ago from Canada

      I love the sound of latin music and especially Shakira so I am constantly trying to understand the words she is singing in an attempt to replicate them. I printed one song off the internet but still have not managed it fully.

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      5 years ago

      I love singing:)

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      5 years ago

    • LeenaBK LM profile image

      LeenaBK LM 

      5 years ago

      I love songs and I love to sing. But I'm such a bad singer that I sing only when noone's around :-D

    • Fridayonmymind LM profile image

      Fridayonmymind LM 

      5 years ago

      I am more of a toe tapper than a singer.

    • PaigSr profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      @anonymous: You are welcome. This site motivated me to start writing again. I am glad that some of my writing motivated you to learn music or anything else that is out there.

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      5 years ago

      Thanks for the lens. It gets me motivated to learn more songs!

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      5 years ago

      Interesting lens! I love learning songs! Thanks!


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