Anybody else got words ingrained into their memory cells as an aid to rhythms? Such as...."Sat-ur-day" for triplets. Some of the best I remember from when I was a sprog player are:- "Carrot, I am a carrot, I am a carrot. etc etc" - Malvern Suite quavers bit. "Pot-aaaa-to" - Academic Festive Overture "Go to bed with a big blonde" - Four Little Maids 3/4 bit. (Taught this one when I was 12!) Even now I make words up for certain passages, my favourite being....... "stick it up yer bum" for any group of 4 semiquavers followed by crotchet,quaver etc...found in EVERY march going! :biggrin: I'm sure more will come to mind....any others out there??