Judy Verbeeten wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:54 pm
Whoa, Ken - if it took you 40 days of practice, I know it would take me at least 10 times as long.
3 questions, if I may:
(1) When you say 40 days of practice, how much time would you be practicing on a daily basis?
(2) How much of your daily practice time would be devoted to this one piece?
(3) Would you focus on just one segment of the piece, for a few days at a time, or would you play through the piece each time?
I am interested to know how you approach learning each month's pieces. Thanks in advance, Judy.
It won't take 10 times as long if you study it right.
Most students approach piece like this as normal short piece.
IMO, this piece is divided with 7 different themes. I practiced these separately and connected them later.
My strategic point to this Rondo is following:
A theme: Measure 1 -15
B theme: Measure 15 - 29
C theme: Measure 29 - 37
D theme: Measure 37 - 45
E theme: Measure 45 - 54
F theme: Measure 54 - 69
G theme: Measure 69 - 78
A,C,F is same theme which is repeating. However, A,C,F are main theme and B,D,E,G is decoration of this tune.
Well now you can see that it is 5 different themes to practice. All B,D,E,G are difficult. I had to divide D and E to practice separately because I had a hard time to get used to it.
(1) I practice guitar approximately for 2 hours daily. I barely miss daily practice. I missed about 5-7 days of practice for last 23 months.
(2) I spent 30 - 45 mins on this Rondo Daily. I practiced this Rondo only for last 5 days.
(3) Absolutely, work and focus on one segment. Be sure to have some rest after 6 practices of same segment. I usually practice 3 different tunes daily, based on difficulty.
First tune is pretty new and unknown piece to me that I am introducing to myself with very less concentration.
Second tune is that I wanted to play slow in very constant tempo. I speed up little by little daily. (getting used)
Third tune is finalizing stage to put more tempo variance, dynamic and nuances with required tempo, etc....
I often practiced 5 different tunes daily from time to time.
(4) About my Nesta Rua, Video I uploaded on D03 was 5 days old. I don't know why but it wasn't really hard for me. Nevertheless, result was not-fluid and too slow with sloppy glissando.
Once again, divide as many and little segment as you can. You will connect each segments later easier.
I don't practice same segment more than 6 times once when I start working on it. Move to another segment(or have some rest about 15 min) after 6 repeats. You can go back to same segment again if you think it is necessary. Some of segment takes much longer than easy one. 2-3 sets of 6 repeats.
It sounds like work-out strategy.
Sorry that I couldn't write down more in formal way. I hope it helps.