December 2009

Wishing for Quality Study Time

December 18, 2009 05:38

Hello Folks,

I used to live in an apartment building very close to my workplace. Every day, just after lunch, i would go home to practice the violin for about 1 and a half hour. I have been doing that for some 2 years. That was a consistent practice time. Some times i would study even more after work, to reach 3 hours in one day. That was really good.

But now i have moved a bit far away from where i work.

I need to improve my violin studying time. I have been able to study about 3 hours after work now, but not every day (2 to 4 times a week), and i'm worried about having a quality study time.
I'll try to study some 30-60 minutes on the days i can't play 3 hours.

Must plan what i'll study every day. Scales is a must. Etudes too. On days i can study for 3 hours i'll might do the following:

Warm up (10 minutes)
Scales (50 minutes)
pause (10 minutes)
Technical (Etudes, shifting, bow control, dynamics, etc) (50 minutes)
pause (10 minutes)
Music (50 minutes)

The other days i'll try:

Warm up (5 minutes)
Scales (10-30 minutes)
Technical (10-30 minutes)

Don't know if i should reduce the time invested on Scale study to enhance the Technical study time, or something else.

Good Luck every one!


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