Posted by Cellochick on May 22, 1999 at 08:27:07:
In Reply to: Practice Schedules posted by Gillian on May 22, 1999 at 08:17:54:
I tried practicing schedules once, but they felt too restricting for me. Like, if I want to play something for an hour, I should be able to, instead of being like, "Oh, too bad, I can only play this for fifteen minutes right after I do scales but before I start this piece. I like to be free to choose what, how long, and how intense I practice. Of course, these are just my feelings. If writing out what you're going to do helps you do it, then by all means, do it! Sometimes I reflect back on sessions and write down what I've practiced to see what I'm really doing - sort of like dieters do when they write down everything they've eaten for the day. You might be surprised, like, Hey - I only spent five minutes on this, I should probably play it more, or whatever.
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