OK - I finally figured out what this page will be used for!!!!
It will be full of "fun" (remember that this is Mrs. Everill speaking - my idea of fun is a little strange.....;-) ) tips and strategies for getting those pieces in shape for the next lesson!!! But first, my 6 maxims for good practicing:
1. MAKE IT EASY
Break it down into the simplest, easy segment - sometimes just two notes - add on and build up slowly, not moving on until it's easy to play!
2. GO SLOW
3. DO NOT PRACTICE MISTAKES
Practice slowly enough that your brain can handle bowings, dynamics, correct pitch and rhythm.
4. DIAGNOSE AND TREAT ANY RECURRING MISTAKES
"Why is this mistake happening, what can I do to fix it?"
5. REFOCUS WHEN NECESSARY
Breathe, get up and stretch, walk around, get a drink of water......
6. DO IT AGAIN (and again and again......)
"The Seven Stages of Misery" practice game (see what I mean.....>:) )
Counting challenges (can YOU survive?)
Sightreading - any South Jersey auditioners out there????
Practice timesheet (please ignore the "beginners" heading and substitute "cello" for "trombone" :) OR
Plain practice sheet If the trombone references get to you.......