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Tip No. 1 - Use a Metronome!

The metronome. That pest that lives on your music stand, taunts you while you play and usually gets left out of your instrument case. If you think you're ready to go with your exam pieces, try playing each of your pieces with the metronome at half speed. Typically when I play pieces at half speed I find strange mistakes, glitches or hesitations in my playing. Sometimes taking it at a slower pace can expose issues you didn't even know were there. The metronome is also useful when practising technical work. Many students aren’t aware that their scales and arpeggios are not rhythmically secure. There may be a tendency to rush on the way down and to drag on the way up. Being able to present technical work at an even and consistent tempo is very important. So practise with the metronome!

 

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How to write a melody in a minor key

 

 

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