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How
to practice the musical assignments in the
player's curriculum.
The first thing you're going to want to do
is print out
the Peery Certified requirements list for
your player's level.
And also the materials list.
So get those books ready, and then also be
looking at what,
what you need to do to become Peery
certified.
So, you'll be using the perspectives
repertoire album in your musical
assignments.
And to become Peery certified you need to
choose a piece out of each list.
And these, all the pieces are categorized.
Categorized into different lists at the
beginning of the book within the contents.
So, you'll see it's a, list b, a list c
and
as you get into more advanced levels,
there's also a list d.
So, you have to learn three or
four pieces out of each book to become
Peery Certified.
That's if you're working toward your
certification.
If you just want to go through and pick
musical pieces that you like,
go through and listen and find one that
you like, and then buy the book and
learn it, that's totally fine as well.
So just know what you're kind of wanting
to do at the beginning.
Whether your working towards certification
so you cover all your categories, or
if you're just learning pieces for fun.
So, when you're learning a musical piece
there are a lot of details involved in
memorizing it and things like that that
you might want to try and be doing.
So, the best way is to just break that
down into weekly steps.
So, in players of a one to about players
of a five,
I recommend cutting the piece in half.
So don't try and learn the whole piece in
one week, just try learn, half the piece.
And even practicing at first an entire
week, hands alone.
So, the process that you're going to go
through, is first week, half, hands alone.
Then, the next week, put that hands
together and
get it with the metronome at any speed you
can do perfectly.
The next week, so week three, you're going
to be working on tempo works,
so just moving that metronome up.
For every time you play the section
perfectly you'll be moving it up one
click until you can reach that final
speed.
And then you'll memorize it, and then just
be working on getting all of your details.
So, I would recommend, if you're working
for Peery certification,
that when you get a piece perfect, when
you get it memorized,
and with all the musical details, that's
the time you send in the video.
You don't need to wait to have all three
pieces learned at once, or
all four pieces.
You can send in the video one piece at a
time to Peery certify.
You I would also recommend after you get
the piece hands together, for the first
time even if it's not up to final speed,
to send in a video at that point.
That way I can give you any,
any instruction on details you might have
missed any dynamics or phrasing or
wrists or things like that because as your
working through it going through it.
So many repetitions, and moving at the
speed, you wouldn't want to be doing
a phrasing wrong, only for me to correct
it, when you're trying to certify and
then, you have this habit that you're
trying to correct.
So, it's great to send in a video to me
when you first get it hands together, and
then, a video again when you're trying to
Peery certify.
You can also send me a video in anytime
along the way if you have questions.
Now, I haven't posted yet all the videos
for
all the pieces in every single level, one
through ten.
I've posted trying to cover at least every
list one piece in every list.
In most of the levels but definitely they
are not all there yet.
So, if there is a piece you wanna learn
that I haven't recorded yet,
please send me an email.
I will, I will be getting all of them up
eventually, but
I will do the ones that are requested
first.
So, if there's one you want to learn,
please send me an email, and I will get
recording that, and posting it right away.
Once you've memorized a musical piece, and
you're working on getting it perfect and
getting all the details, and getting it
accurate if it's a fast piece, you wanna
make sure to practice it five times, three
times fast and two times medium.
The reason for this is if your practising
fast all five times,
your playing is actually going to get
worse.
I'm not quite sure why, but it has
something to do with your muscles.
They get weaker and sloppier.
So you need that slower practice with
stronger fingers.
And that way you'll keep improving.
If you really want to work on getting a
piece perfectly and make sure that
you have every detail, the best way to
practice is using the full chart.
So, you'll want to review the video on how
to practice with the full chart.
I have a video that shows you how to
practice a fast piece using the full
chart.
And a video with how to practice a slow
piece using the full chart.
This is also a great practice method for
musical pieces if your preparing for
an audition, competition, or performance.
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