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Great Practice Ideas

posted Apr 26, 2017, 10:32 AM by Kristiana Matthes
Dear Parents and Students,

Here are some great practice tips I've seen recently.  We will be discussing this more at your lesson this week! See you soon!

Ms. Kristiana

Ted-Ed How to Practice effectively for just about anything

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Try thinking less about the time or number of repetitions you put into learning a tricky passage, but experiment with being more reflective with this 3-phase self-regulation model.

Before playing a passage: Plan!
What do I want it to sound like? What technical strategies will I utilize? i.e. Lift up more with left hand, release with thumb, etc.

While playing: Self-monitor!
Am I lifting up with my left hand, releasing thumb?

After playing: Reflect and strategize!
Was I successful? i.e. Was the shift in tune? If not, why not? What adjustments do I need to make technically, to get it in tune the next time?