Very interesting Nick, thanks for the tips / suggestionsNick Cutroneo wrote: ↑Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:49 amThroughout college I would schedule my lessons accordingly to "warm-up" ahead of time. And when I speak about warming up, I'm talking about practicing the pieces which I am playing for my lesson. With that said, throughout the week I continually "test" myself based on a performance which is done with 0 warm-up. I play through the piece immediately before I start to work "practice" it. Through this process I come to understand what to expect from my playing without "warming up".georgemarousi wrote: ↑Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:45 amJust one note:
typically, we are not 100% warmed up before a lesson (mostly due to our other day obligations - time management issues. ) . Though, before a "concert" we are.
What I want to note, is that we cant be at our best at most lessons, and still be able to perform great on a concert where we will be really warmed up - that of course if we know on practice that we are OK at a piece if we are 100% warmed up. ( Well, in theory, as the stress factor increases during a concert, we may still dont be OK haha.. )
Preparing for a concert, I'll do several full length performances of my concert program "cold". IE - roll out of bed, take my guitar and play through my program. This is a great wake-up call for what you know and what you don't really know. By doing this several times before a concert, you learn what you can truly count on, and what aspect of your playing needs to be reinforced.
At the end of the day, I never rely on "being warmed up" to give my best performance. I train myself based on "worst case" scenarios. "If this goes wrong, I know I'll be ok" sort of things...
The only thing that I would afraid of what you describe, is the direct play of the program at the morning - I would afraid of injury - although I dont warm up before play most of the times