When you read music, you have to be careful.
Of course if you're sight reading you need to do the best you can to figure out the notes, how it will sound, what the timing is, but that's not quite what I mean.
You see, every time you look at that staff, every time you imagine the song, it sinks in a bit more to your brain.
And if you look too hard, or think about it too much, it gets stuck, doesn't it?
It doesn't matter what you're doing, or where you are - it just takes over. You hear it in your mind. You start to sing under your breath. It pushes all those other thoughts away, and all you can think about is that music, repeating over and over.
Sometimes you even get stuck inside of being stuck, don't you? Just a few bars repeating, over and over. That bridge you can't get out of your head. The chorus you really dug.
And the longer it's stuck the harder it is to get rid of it. The harder it is to think about anything else. The more you try, the deeper it gets, until you just. Can't. Stop.
But you know that when it finally goes, your head will be *so quiet*. So blank. So...empty. Just waiting for something to come and fill it.
Good thing I'm here, isn't it?
We wouldn't want you to get stuck thinking about that song again, after all.
So just sink into the quiet, and I'll give you some new things to think about...