How to Practice Small Sections
I found this tip online some time ago and thought it was amazing! I use it for my students and it helps them immensely when learning how to practice.
Ever feel like your practice just isn’t getting the progress you want? Most of the time, the practice sections are too big and not repeated enough, or slowly enough! So encourage your practice with this technique.
Place TWO stickie notes on either side of the section you are wanting to practice. Don’t move those stickie notes until you are satisfied with the way you can play the section. Write something encouraging on the stickies, or write a technique reminder.
These stickies will keep you from looking ahead, or keep that temptation from going on at bay. Now you can focus on just a small section of music before moving on.