|Going where no song-thinker has gone before!|
Name a song, any song. Take the first two notes and use those notes to think of another song that starts with those same two notes, either forwards or backwards.
Example: Start with the song Yesterday. Think of the first two notes, "Yes-ter-day..." (the second two syllables beng the same note.) Now use those two notes to start Danke Schoen, simply reversing the two notes, "Dan-ke-schoen..." and then What a Wonderful World, "I see....". And then In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning "In the...."
One or both notes can be repeated, as long as it's only those two notes used to start the next song. The key can change, depending on the song----that doesn't matter.
It's a challenge! It's brain exercise! It takes some practice, but stay with me!!--- you get the hang of it and can "play" it anywhere. I enjoy practicing this in my head, going a few rounds until, down the road, it's happened again and I've got another refrain stuck in there. I challenge you to try it! Take any song's first two notes, and see how many other songs you can plug into this game!
Try it with Michele. Those first two notes are the same as in Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head (remember you can duplicate one of the two main notes), and in One Hand, One Heart "Make of our hearts..." (West Side Story)
Here are others that start with the same two notes:: Morning has Broken, Softly as I Leave You, Shoo Fly Don't Bother Me
What else can you come up with? Let me know how it goes!