All practice-technique articles
Book review: How to Practice Music
Celia Cobb reviews Andrew Eales’ short volume on the best practice strategies
Four alternative methods to make sure your practice efforts survive the pressures of performance
A violist with a background in neuroscience, Molly Gebrian shares some alternative practice methods informed by studies on how our brain processes learning
Ray Chen's practice challenge: Paganini Sauret Cadenza
The violinist lays bare his practice process, beginning from scratch on one of the steepest technical challenges in the repertoire – the Émile Sauret cadenza for Paganini’s First Violin Concerto.
Philadelphia concertmaster David Kim on ‘super slow’ practice, muscle memory and concerto prep
Explore more Featured Stories like this in The Strad Playing Hub In this film for J.W. Pepper, Philhadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim talks about how he organises his practice, and how he prepares for important concerts. Created by J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. Produced by Rocco Richardson, Celena McAfee ...
The art of distraction is more effective than repetitive practice
Repeating a difficult passage over and over again can lead to stress and tension. Instead distract your mind at the point of execution to feel relaxed as you play, writes cellist Thomas Demenga