Practicing is where you work on a particular aspect of a piece or technique with a view to improving it. For example, you might be doing breakdown practice by doing lots of slow repetitions of a particularly difficult section of a piece in order to play it more smoothly. Or you might be practicing tremolo technique by doing technical exercises on open strings etc. Practising requires a high level of focus and concentration and should feel like hard work if you're doing it right,ie its mentally and physically tiring.mfarber wrote:When you say you are "practicing 20 pieces", do you actually practice them each day? Play them through once and move on? Or do you pick a few each day and work on them?
I am asking because I sometimes wonder - if I start working on a new piece before the previous one is "completed", and then every day I play the older one 1-2 times, am I really practicing it and getting better at it, or am I just playing it as is? (I am sure I am not explaining myself properly.) What is the difference between practicing and playing?
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