Splitting practice into different sessions per day
Hi all, this is my second post but probably the last one and I won't bother you guys again. I used to practice 3hrs in one session and 5 on weekends, but now I feel quite exhausted after 1 and a half hours and I get migraines. Is it ok for me to split up my practice? If you've done so please share some tips and experience with doing this.
I definitely think it’s better to split it up to avoid injury, and to rejuvenate!
Splitting your practice up into different sessions makes good sense because you can then concentrate more closely on different aspects of the violin and the music at different times.
Splitting up practice sessions is not only good for your body, but good for your mind.
Medical checkup: Sure. But don't forget your eyes. Lots of musicians have special glasses just for music. You take your violin and your practice stand with you to the optometrist so they can measure the exact distance of your eyes to the printed page.
And there are different solutions to the eyewear problem. I have tried two-- one abandons bifocal/progressive lenses altogether, and just aims to get 30" and beyond correct. Very useful for the opera or films, but irritating if you have to change a string!
I think you should head to a doctor if you think you are getting daily migraines from practicing, and ensure that you are playing with correct posture.
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