|Have you ever played THE THREE GAME?
I played this with myself when I was young. In fact I still do when I'm polishing a passage.
To play this game, take three small objects, it doesn't matter what they are. (I used pencils.) Place the pencils on the left side of the stand, table, chair . . . whatever in front of you. Then play the passage you are working on.
If the passage is played perfectly you move one of the objects from the left to the right. If the passage is not played perfectly you move one object from the right (if there are any there) back to the left. If you have not yet succeeded in moving any objects to the right you do not have to do anything.
The object of the game is to get all of the objects from your left to your right. When this is accomplished you move on to the next task. With younger students that may mean practice is over. But make it fun and don't be afraid to just move on if a student is truly stumped. Keep it light hearted. Smile and laugh when you play.
|Practice Reminder Magnet|
|Start the Day With the Sad Face Showing. When The Student Has Completed Practice Allow Him to Twist the Magnet (Place Your Mouse Over the Picture) to Turn That Frown into a Smile. Practice Done!|
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|Violin Tip of the Day -- February 8|
|* Violin Tips for Practice and Rehearsals.
* Violin Technique and Exercises.
* How to Care for Your Violin.
* Inspiration and Motivation for Violinists, Fiddlers, or
Anyone Interested in Stringed Instruments.
|Today's Tip in a Nutshell:
Some Folks Say, "Third Time's a Charm."
I Say, "Three Times Ensures Progress"