Hey i'm new to the forum and i've been aiming to study at a conservatory of music for college. Recently my new private teacher said i must practice at least 5 hours if want to stand a chance. My time now usually consists of scales for 2 hours. I'm wondering if this is normal? It just seems i never get satisfied from playing scales. After than it's 3 hours working on a sonata and a movement of a concerto. I'm just wondering if this is a good practice schedule. Also i've been curious about phrasing so i asked my conductor. He told me to get better phrasing i must understand how the phrase is constructed, where it goes, the main point, and where to let go. This is kinda confusing, i know let go and main point but that's about it. Phrasing for me currently is singing the piece or humming it over and over and over and than playing it. Will understanding my conductor's advice really improve my phrasing or will this singing thing be able to be good enough?
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