- June 15, 2019 at 9:02 am #25131
I love the lesson on repetition! I’m wondering about making the transition from that type of work to putting the whole thing together. How do you know when you’re ready to start running through pieces? Are those run-throughs also repetitions that you would do 10-15 times as well?June 15, 2019 at 3:58 pm #25140
For me, after I’ve worked on smaller sections and they are sounding successful on their own, is when I transition over to run throughs, to see if I can string them all together. If you’re able to keep focus for 10-15 repetition of the entire thing…that’s great but for me 3-5 has been more efficient and helpful and you can always come back to it at later time and do 3-5 more reps.
I keep re-watching all of the videos because they are so great and helpful.June 15, 2019 at 4:27 pm #25142
Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever done a run through just for the sake of repetition (if that make sense) BUT I’m sure we can learn a lot if we wanted to simply observe how we do in a run through.June 18, 2019 at 6:29 pm #25259
Basically, when your successful repetitions of a passage (the ones that feel more or less “easy”) are at tempo or close to it, you’re ready to put it together with adjacent passages/sections. That’s when you’ll really appreciate the fact that you’ve been practicing all along with shape, beauty, intention, etc. Because when you fit the pieces together they’ll already be primed to fit.
Then you have to reserve some time each day for “performance mode” where you’re committed to playing a certain section, maybe even a whole piece or movement, without stopping. Here is where you accept more risk: whatever happens, happens, and it’s OK to make mistakes! You’ll go back later or the next day to concentrate on those places where you weren’t happy, and build up more success.June 19, 2019 at 5:42 am #25289
Thank you for these thoughtful responses! Yes I was thinking of how to ideally balance “practice” and “performance mode.” Sometimes I overdo one or the other in a day, or don’t get to both.
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