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  • Practice Question: Breaking up pieces of sub-sections

    Posted by Colleen Bullock on 14 December, 2021 at 3:20 am

    Hi! One of the things I enjoy about Christy-Lyn’s lessons is that she breaks up music into different sections and then smushes them all together. I was wondering how to handle bigger phrases in music, where the obvious sub-sections are large and complicated. Any suggestions on how to break apart a sub-section with multiple difficult parts? Where do you split them? Where do you choose how to lead into them?

    Victoria Johnson replied 5 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Victoria Johnson

    14 December, 2021 at 6:44 am

    Most of the music I learn with my teacher are two pages or more. I usually break up the the music into logical break points to practice. Sometimes that could be a four measure section, sometimes that could be two lines, sometimes that could be one day, depending on the difficulty level and the skills that the music demands. If I have a “problem spot” within a section, I will spend quite a bit of time working on the problem spot and then add in the other parts from that same section. I have spend two weeks up to a month in one section before I move on to the next. Maybe you can share which piece you are working on and I can give you some suggestions on how to break it apart into sub-sections?