I'm heading into the summer with a lot of new repertoire to learn and trying to learn this violin rep as well as I can so that it's performance ready.
There are many ways to learn rep but I hope that this post will help you get an idea of how to reach our violin goals faster.
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Before we dive in, I want to address that not all of these things may work for you. But I hope some of them will and get to use these in your daily violin practice.
Stick to a system
Violinists want balanced and organized practice sessions but hardly ever achieve them.
Why is that?
Systems work because they give us structure. However, you need to be diligent and motivated in order for a system to work. By establishing a system, you improve your playing and learn repertoire faster.
You can't play well if you don't feel well
Let's face it, you can't play if you're sick. That's a given...
What I mean is that you should put yourself in a position where you can feel confident about your playing. Lack of confidence won't help you learn rep quickly, it will instead make you spiral down into a hole making it impossible to get out. Putting yourself in a position for success will help you get results.
I've talked about rest before. Not only do I love to sleep (haha) I think that sleep is probably the most important out of all three points here. WIthout rest, you can't do the other things on this list. Getting good quality rest will help you accomplish your goals because you won't run the risk of mindless practicing.
So there you have it!
3 things I swear by to help me get better at the violin.
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