無論哪種樂器的音樂大師，提到練習，一定會強調慢練的重要性，美國新英格蘭音樂學院教授Kim Kashkashian在大師課上多次和學生說：”If you can slow down,then you can go fast.”
Music is the sound of thinking.
12 Habits Every Violin Beginner Must Cultivate
★Habit 1: Do some finger stretching before practicing the piano.
The action is mainly based on the stretching of the finger ligaments, and do not use too much force. The purpose is similar to the preparatory exercise before running and swimming, which can make you enter the state of playing the piano faster. In winter, you can hold a hot water bottle to warm your hands first.
★Habit 2: Insist on practicing scales every day.
As long as you start practicing scales, stick to one paragraph every day. In this way, even if you don't have much time to touch the piano every day, your level will not drop too much. For beginners, practicing the scales every day can maintain steady progress.
★Habit 3: from slow to fast.
No matter what kind of music master, when it comes to practice, he will definitely emphasize the importance of slow practice. Kim Kashkashian, a professor at the New England Conservatory of Music in the United States, said to his students many times in his master class: "If you can slow down, then you can go fast.”
The process of slow practice is precisely the process by which we learn the effective connections of neurons in the brain when we practice deliberately. It is essential for both beginners and professional learners.
There are many benefits of slow training. In short, slow training is king.
★Habit 4: For the first practice, pay attention to every symbol on the score.
Many people ignore the emoji on the score for the first practice, and then change it after practice. In fact, paying attention to the emoji in the first practice can deepen the understanding of the song.
★Habit 5: Prepare a pencil when practicing the piano.
In many cases, there is no detailed fingering and strength instructions on the score. At this time, we need to use a pen to mark the fingering, strength and other marks that we think are suitable. Remember to use a pencil, otherwise it will be difficult to correct mistakes!
★Habit 6: Listen less to the recording before you have mastered a piece of music.
The recording is just a reference. Listening to the recording without being proficient often leads us to imitate the recording, so as to blindly pursue the speed and lose our understanding of the song.
★Habit 7: Learn to practice in sections and make mistakes alone.
Don't start from the beginning to the end every time. The first time you practice a piece of music, you should first divide it into sections, and then practice the next section after you are familiar with it. Once you find any mistakes, you should single out the mistakes and correct them. Sectional practice is also more conducive to the overall grasp of the song.
★Habit 8: Try to maintain a good hand shape.
No matter what song you practice, no matter what speed you practice at, try to maintain a good hand shape. Some people may say: as the speed goes up, the hand shape cannot be guaranteed. In fact, it is not the case. Being able to maintain a good hand shape in high-speed playing is also one of the criteria for checking whether the basic skills are solid. Similarly, a good hand shape also helps the player to achieve a better intonation effect
★Habit 9: Practice songs that are similar to your own level.
Many people like to practice songs that are much beyond their own level, but doing so is actually harmful and unhelpful. If the tune is much beyond your own level, it will be difficult for you to guarantee the accuracy of your technical processing, and there will even be a lot of mistones. And even if you practice this song at a level in the future, it will be difficult to change it back.
★Habit 11: Make clear the goal of practicing the piano every day, and don't practice many pieces at the same time.
Like learning and work, practicing the piano also requires goals. For example, make sure you want to master a certain section of a song today, or you want to memorize a certain song, etc. Don't blindly practice a lot of pieces at the same time, you will feel that your progress is slow when you practice whole-heartedly. In contrast, the effect of concentrated attack on one or two songs will be much better.
★Habit 12: Rigor comes first, don't just let it go.
It can be said that the lack of rigorous piano practice is a common problem for amateur piano practitioners. There will inevitably be various difficulties in the process of practicing the piano. At this time, you must not have the mentality of just getting through it. Every time you tackle a difficulty, your level will rise to a higher level.
Music is the sound of thinking.