do's and dont's musical practice

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do's and dont's musical practice

Post by italian_job » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:48 pm

Wanted to share this list of do's and dont's for musical practice, it's been helping me a lot.
stick with it and you'll be able to play pain free.
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Re: do's and dont's musical practice

Post by Lockie » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:49 am

Thanks for this list it should be a compulsory part of the learning process for all instruments and integrated into the exam process. I wonder how many teachers ever include this knowledge with young students.

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Re: do's and dont's musical practice

Post by Luuttuaja » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:43 pm

Thanks for sharing. I think there's a lot of good advice there. I have really found out myself that having a break in every 20 minutes makes practicing much more efficient. After the break my playing is almost always better than before it.

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Re: do's and dont's musical practice

Post by CJMoka » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:51 am

Thanks for sharing, so many good points in this, and a few have already solved some problems I was having...

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Re: do's and dont's musical practice

Post by melwdia » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:49 pm

These are some great pointers! Any suggestions on warm-up/cool-off exercises that should be considered?

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Re: do's and dont's musical practice

Post by Rodrigo Divino » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:55 pm

Thanks for sharing this list! i think it will be very helpful to me. I personally liked that part "Often the technical solution to a problem is also its musical solution"

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Re: do's and dont's musical practice

Post by Sanjin » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:29 pm

If I may, I would add that you get enough sleep before practicing, I find that I cant do anything right if I try to play right after coming home from night shift. But all those points are great!

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Re: do's and dont's musical practice

Post by Franco » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:43 am

Sanjin wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:29 pm
If I may, I would add that you get enough sleep before practicing, I find that I cant do anything right if I try to play right after coming home from night shift. But all those points are great!
I also play with more focus and relaxation early in the morning.
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Re: do's and dont's musical practice

Post by billy1 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:56 am

Relearning Sors study in D Minor reminded me of a problem I encountered a few years back which was the beginnings of curled up 'a' finger syndrome - I don't know the proper terminology for this. I identified the problem as being the 'a' finger being used for extended periods as a mere hammer on the string. My cure was to mix in some a-m-a...practice on adjacent strings using rest strokes, and a-m-a scale practice, which gave the 'a' finger a greater range of motion.

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