Practice TipsGetting Ready:1. Create a practice schedule.2. Choose a practice area:a. Quietb. Music Standc. Clock or timer handyGetting Started:1. Warm-up!!!! Scales, Note ReadingEach Piece/ Exercise:2. Check the time signature and key signature(mark 's and 's)3. What are the note values?4. Check range of notes (lowest to highest)5. Find patterns: rhythm or melody6. Clap rhythms and count7. Say notes and do fingerings with correct rhythm8. Play: Count in your head and think the pitches.Play each exercises many times.Don't Forget:1. Practice small sections, measure by measure then practicethe whole piece correctly.2. Don't practice mistakes.3. Use you time wisely.4. Use a pencil to circle mistakes or mark reminders.5. Have fun!!!
Last Modified on March 15, 2008