I don't strictly stick to the regimen on the timer and do deviate quite often if I encounter something difficult that needs additional time. I found that without some sort of timer, so I am aware of the time 70-75 minute time constraint, my practice time wasn't as focused and often times I felt that I had not accomplished anything and my time was wasted.
Thank you for the very insightful words. I do listen to and watch various artists on YouTube and find it inspiring and beneficial. I actually had to look at what a PDCA cycle was as I wasn't familiar with it. I try and keep windows open during my practice time, especially when I encounter things I feel need additional time. This needs to happen more often than not.Tonit wrote: ↑Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:20 amI would add one item:
1 hour: A sort of image training: Listen to good performances, meditate and develop imagination.
This is indispensable because all the physical strengths developped out of the other 75 min goes into this to realize the results finally.
And I would think of PDCA cycle, and would keep some open windows in the 75min physical workouts.
As you Do or play your pieces as Planned, you can Check or evaluate your performances subjectively, then that would direct your Actions ahead in the physical workouts.
All in all, IMPO the key is to remind the purpose of the physical workouts at all times, and adjust your paths accordingly so you can arrive at where you want to be at. In a word, we need a focus on our study more than spreading out across building overall strengths. When we think we have mastered one area of focus, then we move on to the next focus. I think this linear approach works better than spreading out our time resources to small bites of everything.
Good luck and cheers,
Thanks for weighing in. In fact, I don't mind technique at all, so I suspect that will be a plus in my ongoing development. I will take your advice for taking a break after 30-40 minutes. I tend to feel mentally exhausted if I don't incorporate a break.Rasqeo wrote: ↑Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:38 amI actually think the timer is a great idea to keep you focussed, especially if your time is limited. You can always build some flexibility into it. I think you have a good range of items so you’re not neglecting anything.
I disagree with those saying there is too much technique. The better your technique, the better your playing and enjoyment of repertoire will be. The only exception would be if you hate doing technique. Then I would say just focus on repertoire.
The only other thing I would say is to think about incorporating at least one short break. One hour and 15 minutes is a long time to stay focused imo. I take a break every 30-40mins but everyone is different so find what works for you. Don’t forget it’s not just the mind that needs to rest. Some strecthing at the end would be good too.