I've often noticed when learning a piece of music that some measures are particularly more difficult than others, but know that mastering them is doing wonders for my playing skills, and is very satisfying
What I propose is that each week or so someone post a few measures (say a max of 6 or 7 or 20 seconds) of a song that are quite difficult for beginners, that those who want to particpate learn and master and post their recording to pass (we could keep a log or something of "measures members have mastered"
Ideally the person posting has mastered that section themselves, and can write some fingering on the measures for others to use as a guide. Additionally, they could post a recording of the measures for others to work off.
I would love to get stuck into some challenging measures from classical pieces to improve my playing skills but not learn the whole piece yet, (right now am more motivated to learn entire new age songs).
Heres how it could go.
I found these measures of Lake Erie Rainfall quite hard at first, but they are so nice to play! http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j277/smcam3/Measures27-35LakeErieRainfall.jpg
(note - on bass clef left pinky is number 1, left thumb is finger 5... on treble clef right thumb is finger 1, right pinky is number 5).
Note: I have big hands, so the fingering suggested (while simple) may not suit many people, but see pianojerome's suggestions below!
And the recording; http://www.savefile.com/files/9999997
What do you reckon?