My favorite expert on technique started a blog this week! Adult students will find this particularly interesting. Pop on over and check it out.

Here an excerpt:

(10 Practice Techniques for your “toolkit”)

1. Separate Hands Practice

2. Practising in dotted rhythms

3. Chunking

4. Blocking chords

5. Varying the touch

6. Practising backwards, adding a bar at a time

7. Mental practice – analysing keys and fingerings

8. Practising slowly, loudly, lifting the fingers high

9. Conscious listening for balancing voices and shaping phrases

10.Exaggerating dynamic differences