Today, we're going to try something a little different: I have a short, simple challenge for all of you who read my blog (and some other people, but that's not important right now). On Friday, I'll take a look at the results, but for now, click down below the break for part one of this two-part exercise.
You know the song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," right? No? Well, stop being from non-baseball-playing countries!
For those of you who do know the song, though (and that should, at minimum, be everyone in the US, baseball fan or no), I want you to try to do the following: sing the song, but with a one-word anticipation. So on the first note sing the word "me," on the second note sing "out," and so on, so that you run out of words on the penultimate note of the piece [EDIT: just the chorus will suffice--don't stress yourself trying to look up the verses which you might not even have known existed]. Don't worry about how you sound; it's not like I'm there to judge you. Just see if you can sing the song (or a reasonable facsimile thereof, if you don't consider yourself musically inclined) with the words all one note to the left.
If you can't do it right away, see how much effort it takes you to get it down. None? A little? A lot? Is this something you can do on the first try, something that takes a few minutes' effort, or something that would require more time for you master than you're willing to devote to the whims of some guy on the internet?
Whatever the result, post it in the comments section below. Assuming I can get at least a few people to respond, I'll have a nice post on Friday summing up the results (you aren't the only people I'm asking to do this), and hopefully explaining just what this has to do with MLP fanfiction.