When I was college orchestra I sat in the last row of the viola section. I met with a student teacher who patiently helped me fumble through difficult music that I usually wasn’t excited about. This patient graduate student taught me the principle of Chunking. It was something I’d probably done unconsciously here and there. In a nutshell…
Don’t just run the the whole piece every time. Spend most of your time practicing the hard parts.
Slowly loop on those parts until it feels good in your body.
Years later, I still use this strategy on a daily basis.
What about you?
What single thing has helped you the most on your fiddle journey?
I’d love to hear what works for you in a comment below.
We learn better together 😍