How to Practice
HAVE MINDFUL PRACTICE. Your goals are FOR WHOM? and WHY?
The purpose of your practice is to MAINTAIN, GROW and HAVE FUN! (Baxtresser)
Accept your process of learning, don’t fight it. Don’t bring emotion into it and especially DON’T PANIC.
You can’t escape the agony of working through the hard times. FORGIVE BUT DON’T AVOID.
I. Warmup (your free time) Scales, tone study, melodies transposed
II. Scales and Technical Exercises (1/4 of your time)
IV. Solo repertoire
V. Orchestral Excerpts
VI. School Ensemble assignments
Do 40-50 minutes and take a 10 minute break to avoid fatigue and injury. You can fill four hours easily with these 5-6 steps. (Porter)
20 Piece #1
30 Piece #1
20 Piece #2 or Excerpts
30 Piece #2 or Excerpts
20 Troubleshooting hard spots, research, listening
(Baxtresser) Break down the barrier of testing. The moment of analysis is inbetween the efforts. Rest! Avoid mindless repetition.
Posted: November 27th, 2018