Wow. What a breakthrough.

If you play the scale to the key that the music is in a whole lot, the weird little tics in the music get easier. Wow. Whodathunk.

I’ve now been positively convinced that I need to play a slow, easy Gm scale for about a half hour tomorrow before starting in on Melody V. This will conclude the first pass through the Fitzpatricks. Then, it’s back to the start for the second coat.