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Practice Thoughts

shared by one of my students —

1.  Raise the “priority” of practice.  Make it one of your prime goals instead of getting the time left overs of your day.

2.  Don’t over practice a piece.  When I do I start believing I know it and will then lose concentration.  Go on to another piece and then come back later if you want to play it more.

3.  Have some fun.  Vary the voicing, even to extremes.  Mess with the rhythm and time.  Save a “lollipop” to reward yourself with at the end of your practice session that you can play well that will leave you with a good feeling.

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, teacher and concert organist

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Fall is here…

and it’s time to “hunker down”

We’ve had nearly a week of off-and-on rain, wind, showers, rain, wind, a sunbreak, rain, and more rain.  What a perfect week it has been to “hunker down” and enjoy our music room.  Years ago one of my beach students added “hunker down” to my vocabulary.  His thought was that practice sessions are more frequent and more productive during those fall and winter months when the weather gives us good reason to “hunker down” and focus on creating music.  So “hunker down” for some great practice!  ‘Tis the season!

 

Happy practicing!

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist

 



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