Either I don’t give myself enough credit as to how well I play the piano, or what I tell my students actually works: when you slow down and take a song measure by measure, you can learn it faster. My piano goal for the summer was to learn the 1st page of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” My trills aren’t perfect at all, and it’s a little slower than I’d like. But here’s the audio (untouched at all by Garageband) of the 1st page. Audio starts 14 seconds in.
New goal: learn the 2nd page. And learn how to not have 14 seconds of dead air when I record.