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Topic: How to divide my practicetime  (Read 1101 times)

Offline yumaisch

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How to divide my practicetime
on: April 26, 2018, 01:46:30 PM
Hi everyone!

Like the title says I want too know how to divide my practice time! Some days I only work on one piece other days i do a little bit on everything! I am right now working on 6 different pieces + 2 pieces accompanying singers! And on top of that I'm doing sight-reading and exercises(Etüden), theory and ear training! But I don't know how much time I should put on each of them! I am studying the piano right now (pre-college) so I have all day to practice! So I have no time limits! Any suggestions how I should structure my day and practice!
I am no native English speaker so sorry for my bad English

Thanks for the answer! :)

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Re: How to divide my practicetime
Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 01:52:55 PM
prioritize it first on deadlines ie ic accompanying performances are soon and a piece study deadline much later you need to focus on what is due sooner
then once deadlines are ordered base it on more time w the more difficult stuff that takes longer to prep
you'll need to slot it to your non playing tasks which again are deadline driven

Offline bernadette60614

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Re: How to divide my practicetime
Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 05:25:54 PM
How I do it:

New sections first (my mind is most fresh)

Review of sections I previously had mastered just to hit the finer points

Technical exercises

Sight reading.

I try to do sight reading of music which is in contrast to my practice pieces. So, if I'm doing romantic pieces, I'll sight read something baroque. Or, just take some great American classics which everyone knows and sing along.


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