Balancing Act

Improve balance and appreciation for other members of your ensemble.

Balancing Act Ensemble Practice Method Balancing ActPick one member of your group to be the leader – this person will not play for now.

  • Find a chord or section of music for the rest of the group to play.
  • The leader should alter the volume and tuning of individual members of the group until the think they have acheive a perfect balance.
  • Pick a new leader. Find a new section of music.
  • Repeat.

Everyone in a group must take responsibility for good balance. Taking time out to listen in this way free from the demands of your own playing will help improve balance for all of the group.

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