Practice the above hymn setting of "Did You Think To Pray?" this way:
1. Soprano alone with the right hand
2. Alto alone with the right hand
3. Tenor alone with the left hand
4. Bass alone with the pedals
5. Soprano and alto with the right hand
6. Soprano and tenor with both hands
7. Soprano and bass with the right hand and pedals
8. Alto and tenor with both hands
9. Alto and bass with the right hand and pedals
10. Tenor and bass with the left hand and pedals
11. Soprano, alto, and tenor with both hands
12. Soprano, alto, and bass with the right hand and pedals
13. Soprano, tenor, and bass with both hands and pedals
14. Alto, tenor, and bass with both hands and pedals
15. All 4 parts together with both hands and pedals
Take a slow tempo, aim for detached articulate legato touch and 3 correct repetitions in a row in each step.
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