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03 December Alan Duncan / practice

Kids seldom need help playing fast. But they do need help playing fast well. Tempo ladders are one way to bring some organization to the process of going faster.

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11 November Alan Duncan / practice
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26 June Alan Duncan / practice

While the Suzuki method focuses on consistent, rather than rapid progress, it’s definitely more enjoyable to play better and to progress.

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30 April Alan Duncan / practice
Her breaking point, it turned out, was Kreutzer #11. Somehow the parenting lessons that are the most obvious are the easiest to forget. After a concerto competition, a three week-long music festival, and a busy chamber music workshop, my daughter was done. Like, really done. But since her teacher just gave her the Kreutzer #11 to start working on, I jumped into helping her map out all the shifts.
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25 March Alan Duncan / practice