As the new year rolls around I’m beginning to plan for my school’s annual solo festival. I’m always looking to improve the quality of my student’s playing as well as their learning and how they learn their solo. I make practice CDs for them with their solos at different speeds using Amadeus.
This year I’m also adding a worksheet for them. I designed it with middle school students in mind but feel free to try it with different ages. Check out the sample pictures below. It gives simple instructions for checking out the music and then playing it very slowly – a technique described by Edgar Meyer in the book The Mastery of Music by Barry Green.
If you have ideas of suggestions please email me at tambroni AT hotmail DOT com.
Thanks and happy practicing & teaching.