ERIC Number: EJ707244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct-1
Practice Makes Perfect with the Right Techniques
Teaching Music, v12 n2 p42 Oct 2004
In this article, the author argues that in many ways, developing instrumental practice techniques is an experiment with a sample of one. Musicians must learn which methods work best for them as individuals. This starts in the earliest stages of learning a musical instrument. Teachers offer suggestions: students discover how others are practicing, choose some techniques that seem to work for them, and eventually adopt particular ways of working on music. Over time, these develop into ingrained practice habits.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Musicians, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Techniques, Drills (Practice), Skill Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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