Posted By: teachum
Organized practice - working for me. - 07/10/04 12:37 AM
I recently (less than a month) started taking lessons again and started playing a lot about two months ago. I have been very hit and miss for a long time. I was recently loaned a copy of Charles Cooke - Playing Piano for Pleasure. It is a great book - wish it wasn't so rare and expensive. But what I'm finding is that SLOW, SLOW practice really, really works. I may have known it years ago, but I tend to be impatient and want to play everything up to tempo RIGHT NOW! He also is a big advocate of dividing your strictest hour (or whatever time slot you have) into three parts - technique, sightreading and repetoire work. I am amazed at how fast I feel I am getting things back after not playing for years. Just thought I would share. I'm really excited.