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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Best Practice Game in the World



Post 30 of 31 for May 2017


I'm very proud of the collection of 100 Practice Games found in Chapter 8 of The Aspiring Flutist's Practice Companion. So you can see the different categories and all of the different practice challenges the games address, I've included a picture of the table of contents below and even included a sample PDF here.


Even though all 100 games can spice up your practice sessions and help you solve any practice problem, there's one practice game that didn't make it into the chapter. I call it... 

The Best Practice Game in the World

or...

Old School Practicing

or...

having enough patience to sit your butt down, turn on the metronome to a tempo as slow as you can possibly stand it (maybe even a little slower), and simply start practicing! Care about every detail and work until you can play an entire section or piece beautifully and accurately at your crazy slow, insanely patient tempo. 

Then... 

move the metronome up...

one click.

Rinse and repeat until you've learned the piece up to tempo and can play it beautifully and accurately every single time!

(You can also do this in reverse by starting at a fast tempo and working down to a slow tempo. In my book, this is described as Practice Game #49 called Tempo Therapy). 


The truth is, that this kind of practicing is, was, and always will be the most tried and true method for learning music really, really well. 

If you're ready for this kind of practice, I am excited for all of the music will be able to learn, all of the practice challenges you will be able to solve, and all of the personal and life lessons you will learn while you spend quality (almost magical) time practicing.

But... 

if you're not quite ready for this kind of practicing... 

Not to worry! You can also do all of the things I just described by using a variety of fun and entertaining practice games found in Chapter 8 of my book :-). 

Happy Practicing!
Terri Sànchez


P.S. I'm almost done with my 31 Posts in 31 Days Challenge! To see the other posts from May 2017, click HERE.