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  • Luís

    June 1, 2018 at 6:33 am


    Sorry to revive such an old topic (necroing, I think they call it) but this topic really interests me.
    So this means we should constantly try to make the piece/excerpt we are playing more challenging, right?
    I mean, when practicing a difficult passage, at some point, slow practice will stop being so beneficial and we have to go further and change rhythms or do it at a higher tempo so as to keep it challenging.
    And this also means that we will be kind of constantly making errors, no? If we are practicing a passage (slow or fast) and we consistently don’t make errors, then it is either ready or needs to be more challenging (just like at the gym – when you stop getting tired by lifting a certain weight, it’s time to add a little more).

    Do you generally agree with this?


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