|Violin Tip of the Day
For Violin Students of All Ages
|Practice and Rehearsal Tips. Technique Pointers. Violin Care Guidance. Exercises and Motivation for Violinists, Fiddlers or Anyone Interested in Stringed Instruments.|
|Distributed practice is more effective than massed practice.
That's a fancy way of saying that practicing for some time every day is much more important and effective than only practicing for a long time now and again. In other words, practice for 30 minutes every day, not 210 minutes once a week! Practice too long and you get tired and sloppy. When you reach a point that you are no longer making progress and the number of mistakes you make is going up, that is probably the time to put the violin down for a while.
But be sure that you are not using, "I'm getting tired," as an excuse. Start your practice with a good attitude. Work hard for a time, then have some fun with your violin . . .
And do it regularly, not just once in a while.