Like a sprinter placing their feet in the blocks and their hands on the ground, you can do a few things to prepare for playing a tune. On your mark, get set, go…
- Check your posture, breathe and relax the body. Bring awareness to what you’re doing now. 👁
- Visualize how the tune goes. Sing or hum the first little bit. 🗣
- Play the first note. Get a good sound with the bow. Make sure it’s in tune. Do the same for the first few notes. 🎶
Then just dive in.