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Topic: Practice times  (Read 1369 times)

Offline musikBB

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Practice times
on: July 17, 2004, 07:06:43 PM
Since the summer holiday started, I started to increase the amount of practice times per day (4-5 hours) ...but then i figure that i actually do worse than before.. (1.5 hrs) .>< :-/ :'(.....dunno why....

Offline in_love_with_liszt

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Re: Practice times
Reply #1 on: July 17, 2004, 08:06:53 PM
You're probabally overstressing your fingers. Try practicing a little more one day, and not as much the next. This gives your muscles and tendons ample time to rest and heal. If you want to practice for longer hours don't jump into it full force, gradually work into it, and I would still suggest at least a few days each week where you take it easier.
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Re: Practice times
Reply #2 on: July 20, 2004, 07:44:34 AM
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Since the summer holiday started, I started to increase the amount of practice times per day (4-5 hours) ...but then i figure that i actually do worse than before.. (1.5 hrs) .>< :-/ :'(.....dunno why....

I have also noticed this- maybe because I am tired after a long school year, and cant really focus too well on anything.  I wouldnt practice 4-5 hours everyday, because it is really difficult to stay focussed on something for too long.  Why dont you give it a rest and dont force yourself to practice-  Practice for a long time only if you are motivated to learn.  I know, somedays you will not accomplish anything, even if you are at the piano for 8 hours.
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Re: Practice times
Reply #3 on: July 20, 2004, 10:06:28 PM
It's hard to practice all too much with 8 hour work days, but I also try for 4 hours a day. I think the best way to practice is to play in shorter incriments. 4 hours in one sitting will usually do little good. On weekends, I practice about 2 hours after breakfast, an hour after lunch, an hour before dinner, and one or two hours after dinner. I also vary my repertoire a lot - when you are forced to change your perspective, you have to keep your concentration.
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