Inspite of all the scolding, she does "get" it. She hears a song and knows where she needs to be. She has a strong musical ear, but needs the body to work with it. Like anything, you have to practice.
So we were alternating between new song and an old song. Watching her learn the new song is tough. So, when she pauses between notes, I tell her the next note.
She says, "Mommy, don't tell me." However, I know she doesn't know this part, so I tell her.
"No, don't tell me!" she says emphatically. She places her bow on the string and tries a few notes on her own. But it's not right. She pauses.
"Ok, what is it?"
I start to tell her and she says, "No, no! I know it now."
But she still doesn't. So I show her the book and point it out since what I say is not valid. She acknowledges it and picks up her violin to try again.
She asked me not to tell her the notes, but to wait til the end of the song. However, I reminded her I need to stop her in the middle because she'll forget by the end of the song where she was.
She finally agreed to pause after ever measure and I would say aye or nay to it.
This is just a glimpse of the future, isn't it?