I’m not going to practice!

I’ve spent the past three or four years looking for better ways to practice.

Today however I’ve decided not to practice.

I’m not going to practice for an upcoming performance of Schumann Requiem that I have.

Instead I will be using various visualisation techniques to practice without my instrument. I’m going to spend time with the music looking at the notes and really trying to internalise the feeling of playing them.

I’ll outline on the site some of the techniques I will be using. The first time I will go to the instrument will be a week today. I’m really excited to see how this will turn out. I’ll also be itching to get back to the instrument after a week away.

I have allowed myself a few days with the instrument before the performance but this something I’ve been wanting to try for a while so I’m looking forward to the results.

Has anyone else tried something similar? I’d love to hear your experiences in the comments below.

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