Recently I wrote about starting your daily violin practice with something dead simple. And thatâ€™s common sense.
But it also turns out that same idea also works for your most difficult songs, pieces or passages. In fact 90% of your practice problems can be solved in about 10% of the time you currently spend practicing! Thatâ€™s great to know, when your available time on the violin is limited.
Begin by warming up for 5 or 10 minutes on a very simple song, or scale while you relax into the physical sensations of playing.
1. Find your target tough spot. Maybe a â€œtricky groupâ€ of 5 or 10 notes that youâ€™d like to improve within 5 or 10 minutes.
Now, hereâ€™s the practice hack that actually uses your brain in a productive, positive way:
Copy and Paste practice is enjoyable, fast moving and effective
Using this practice system really works well because it honors your intellectual skills while at the same time honing your physical and motor skills.
Copy and paste practice is SO POWERFUL! Itâ€™s a staple of top professional musicians, yet it simple enough that even a beginner can take part. In fact, this idea is so powerful I surgically implant it (just kidding) into the brain of all my private studio students. And itâ€™s also at the heart of my video training programs, like the 6 Week Ultimate Vibrato Workshop.
Until next time, enjoy your violin journey!