Practice strategy

May 2, 2019, 4:11 PM · A long time ago someone posted about a practice strategy where you alternate practicing chunks of music for better mastery. I can't find the thread, and I can't remember exactly how it works. Something like practice item A, then B, then C, then D, then B, then A, etc.

I was trying to explain this to my son, who has gotten away with practicing way less than the other kids in his program, but won't be able to keep that up at the level he is approaching (he tends to be inconsistent because of it). His belief thus far is that if he has practiced something today, it is done until tomorrow. I'm trying to introduce the idea to him that he can circle back to things more than once in a day. He typically practices in three large chunks (15 min in AM, 60 minutes after school, and 30-60 minutes after dinner).

Anyway, if anybody remembers what I am talking about, could you provide some more details or links?

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May 2, 2019, 6:09 PM · Interleaved practice, start here: LINK
May 3, 2019, 6:28 AM · Thank you! That helps tremendously. That whole website is great.
May 19, 2019, 12:01 AM · This should be saved somewhere on the site.

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