Interactive Practice Workshop – Note Learning & Maintaining Repertoire
In this hands-on practising workshop, Graham fitch gives a practical demonstration of selected practice tools useful in the note learning stages of a new piece and for keeping repertoire pieces in tip-top condition.
The workshop will
explore the following topics through practical exercises and examples:
Tracking: How to divide up your piece into
workable sections to plan and focus your practice session for maximum
Slow practice: How to use ultra-slow speeds for
learning notes, correcting errors and finessing sound - and when not to
The Daisy Chain Method: The Daisy Chain method helps us
learn notes, correct errors, refine our skills and memorise our pieces
with incredible thoroughness. By working in bite-size chunks we will be
able to start from literally any bar.
Chaining: We explore how to take a piece from
the slow stages to performance speed, developing fluency and accuracy as
well as ease and grace.
How it works
The workshop is divided up into a set of topics with an introductory presentation for each followed by a “break-out” session in which you will be able to test out the concepts presented on pieces that you're working on in the privacy of your own home. Graham will be on stand-by to give assistance during these sessions which will then be followed by a group discussion and Q&A.
You will also share your practising with the group and work directly with Graham should you choose to do so. However, this is entirely optional and you will not be required to play in front of others if you do not want to.
Who it’s for?
The workshop is aimed at pianists from a late elementary through to advanced level. You don’t need to have attended one of our previous workshops in order to attend, but if you have done so then you may find this new session to be a highly beneficial follow-on as it will give you more hands on experience in applying and implementing the various practice tools.
This event is part of our Piano Day 2021 Festival which features an exciting programme of online events and workshops. Click here to find out more and for details of other events.