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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Teaching/Practice Priorities

Dr. Suzuki ranked the priorities for practice and lessons as follows:

1. Posture/Position
2. Tone
3. Intonation
4. Musicianship
5. Notes and Bowings in New Repertoire

If there is an issue with posture or tone production, we should address that first. If the posture is great and the tone is beautiful and the notes are in tune, then we are free to work on refining musical ideas in a piece. Notice that learning new repertoire is last on the list.

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