Ok, well I've got a question!
Everyday for about a week I've listened to and studied Caprice No.24 by Paganini. So that's listening to the piece for about 30 minutes at lunch everyday and following along with my score...
But my question is, if your listening to something extensively and seeing the notes on paper at the same time, when you go to practice it later, is it normal if you find your self knowing where the note is and playing it right?
I'm not trying to learn all of the caprice, just secitons of it for now, and I'm finding myself to be able to play them fairly easy considering this is supposed to be one of the most difficult pieces ever written.
Obviously, the "opening theme" is the easiest of the whole piece. But on the third variation, the octaves on the D and G string come to me easy as if I've been playing them for months. I've never played a piece on that has octaves on these strings, they've been on the A, D, and E string. And then on Variation 7, I find the rythm easy, and obviously the shifting isn't too high.
I'm just wondering that if you listen to a piece along with studying it on paper, it will be much easier to play... Is this just a coincidence in my playing or a proven technique of learning? I believe I've read something somewhere that the Suzuki Method reccomends students listen to recordings of the pieces they're learning everyday.
I wan't to hear your thoughts people!
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