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Practice Techniques PowerPoint

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Practice Techniques PowerPoint

  1. 1. Practice Techniques<br />Based on “Quality Practice – How to Get Great Results While Retaining your Sanity” by Daniel Foster (EMU)<br />
  2. 2. Basic Guidelines<br />Pay attention to your body<br /><ul><li>Pay attention to your state of mind
  3. 3. Get enough sleep
  4. 4. Planning</li></ul>http://jimmysmithtraining.com<br />
  5. 5. Basics of Practicing<br />Environment<br /><ul><li>Use your brain
  6. 6. Listen
  7. 7. Divide and conquer
  8. 8. Notice and fix
  9. 9. Make music
  10. 10. Take breaks
  11. 11. Balance play-throughs and detail work
  12. 12. Get rid of “fussy, hesitant practicing”
  13. 13. “Graduated-interval” recall</li></ul>http://www.lanthorn.com<br /><ul><li>Simplify</li></li></ul><li>Phase 1, 2, 3<br />Phase 1 “Solve” – play-through once or twice without hesitation<br /><ul><li>Phase 2 “Drill” – be able to play the section through X number of times well
  14. 14. Phase 3 “Weave” – weave section into previous and later sections (most important step)</li></ul>http://evasweaving.wordpress.com<br />
  15. 15. Rhythm<br /><ul><li>Slash Marks</li></ul>No instrument<br /><ul><li>One note
  16. 16. Take out ties and slurs
  17. 17. Open strings
  18. 18. Leave out trills/ornamentations
  19. 19. Metronome – subdivide</li></ul>http://yampotw.wordpress.com<br />
  20. 20. Intonation<br /><ul><li>Ringing notes
  21. 21. Fingerboard mapping
  22. 22. Get it in your ear
  23. 23. Lower position
  24. 24. Octave lower
  25. 25. Hear the destination note</li></ul>Slow to fast using a metronome<br /><ul><li>Notes only
  26. 26. A, AB, ABC, etc.
  27. 27. Z, YZ, XYZ, etc.</li></ul>http://beststudentviolins.com<br />
  28. 28. Speed<br />Metronome – slow to fast<br /><ul><li>Metronome – target tempo
  29. 29. Strategic stopping notes
  30. 30. Rhythms</li></li></ul><li>Expression and Phrasing<br />Tell a story<br /><ul><li>Movie music
  31. 31. Moods
  32. 32. Sing
  33. 33. Recordings
  34. 34. DVD’s/YouTube
  35. 35. Record yourself
  36. 36. High point</li></ul>http://lost-tans.blogspot.com<br />

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