Chaining And Chunking

Here are two practice strategies that feel like games. I use them every time I play.

You can Chain together single notes to form musical chunks. Then loop the chunks. That’s how I teach tunes in the live workshops:

But you can also take a top-down approach. Take a tune or skill, and break into small manageable chunks.

This is one of the big things I hope you learn FiddleHed. With these complementary strategies, you can eventually learn any music piece, on any instrument.

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Further learning

The Fun Fiddle Practice Of Chaining

Backwards Chaining

Fiddling With Micro-practice

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2 responses to “Chaining And Chunking

  1. Hi Jason, hope you had a great Christmas, I have had two cataracts removed from my eyes and as a result havenโ€™t played any Fiddle for last few months, I have been depressed but I wil get back into it,as I always enjoy it once I start

    I never had trouble reading Music,but my bloody mood got in my way, sorry for boring you with this but any tips for getting back to playing,

    Thanks Hannah

    1. Hi Hannah, this is great you reached out for support in returning to playing. And sharing your personal experience helps us related and connect, so thank you for this.

      One place that can be great to peruse is the well rounded Fiddle Guide
      There’s a table of contents on the left side to help you pinpoint areas of interest.

      Also, I put the keyword ‘mind’ in the search engine at top of page and came across some great posts to support one’s motivation:

      Also encourage you to check out the ‘community’ tab and the various pages within, as we grow and learn best together.

      Looking forward to hearing how you’re doing along the journey ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐ŸŽต