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Lily Shang

Sports Strategies for Practice and Performance: Introduction

December 2, 2011 at 7:25 AM

My approach to practice and getting ready for performances has always been a very athletic one. It's probably because I've competed in running, swimming, and sailing races for as long as I've played the violin. What always awed me was how similar the demands on a person's body could be: the coordination required, the cognitive function and muscle memory (also used in sailing).

Admittedly, I have not reached the Holy Grail of playing with technical brilliance while staying completely relaxed. (I think I'll leave that to my teacher, Jesse Mills.) But I'll share some common sports training strategies over the next few blogs that you can try out if you like.

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From Bart Meijer
Posted on December 2, 2011 at 9:15 PM
I for one would be very interested. Thank you!
From bill platt
Posted on December 3, 2011 at 1:29 AM
Is that you doing butterfly?
From Francesca Rizzardi
Posted on December 3, 2011 at 5:26 PM
I look forward to them, Lily. One of my son's former junior bicycle racing team members is an accomplished harpsichordist (studying in Europe as I write this) and was a very fierce and successful competitor. (Coincidentally, her name is Lily also.)
From Wendy Evenden Loney
Posted on December 4, 2011 at 1:17 PM
Looking forward to it!
From Lily Shang
Posted on December 6, 2011 at 2:14 AM
Yep, that's me doing the butterfly back in high school.

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