Do scales really matter?

Do Scales Really Matter?

The answer is YES.

Hey scales are not boring stuff nor just part of the ABRSM exam requirement – they help you to develop your technique, listening and sight-reading skills.

And by the way, don’t you recognize there are always scales and arpeggios in music like sonatina?

For other instrumentalists like violinist, playing scales are important too as they help to improve your intonation.

I know playing scales and arpeggios are sometimes tedious, but they are not useless at all!

7 Tips for Teachers to Get Today’s Students to Practice More

OK, this article should be just for me and other teachers as well……

http://www.interlude.hk/front/7-tips-teachers-get-todays-students-practice/

and one more thing to add- practice more, but also practise effectively

It is simply a waste of time if students have mindless practice!

8 Things Top Practicers Do Differently

OK, another article about practice-

8 Things Top Practicers Do Differently
http://www.creativitypost.com/psychology/8_things_top_practicers_do_differently

The practice of practising

An article by one of my favourite pianists Stephen Hough

The practice of practising
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/stephenhough/100070997/the-practice-of-practising/

In short, practise with your mind, but not just fingers

A Simple Way to Keep Music in Your Fingers When Practicing More Isn’t an Option

That’s what I did when I could hardly spend an hour on the piano=.=

http://www.bulletproofmusician.com/a-simple-way-to-keep-music-in-your-fingers-when-practicing-more-isnt-an-option/

How Many Hours a Day Should You Practice?

A good reading from the web:

http://www.bulletproofmusician.com/how-many-hours-a-day-should-you-practice/

Is Slow Practice Really Necessary?

Is Slow Practice Really Necessary?
http://www.bulletproofmusician.com/is-slow-practice-really-necessary/