2011 March 31
by roma

The table on the right will help me to stick to my time constraint for daily practice. I have 5 pieces in my repertoire. Each day, I will focus on only one piece. If necessary, I can continue with this same piece the next day. Otherwise, I will cycle through the pieces in my repertoire.

I opened the interval review Anki deck for the first time in a week or so. There were approximately 160 cards. So, I was able to do 60 in 18 minutes before becoming saturated.

Once I get the cards down to 0 (it will probably take a couple of days), I will spend no more than 5 minutes on the interval reviews.

The rest of the exercises combined take 14 minutes. The total practice time is thus 19 minutes. Figure in the time it takes to turn on the metronome, switch on the recorder, convert the WAV file to an MP3 file and upload the file to the site, we're probably looking at a total of 30 minutes. Realistically, that may be a little bit too much, but I will have to see.

Whereas before my practice sessions were way too long to record, I've decided to include the recording in the daily practice post. Actually, that is probably the only thing that will usually be in the post, as I want to save time.

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I need to note elements of my playing that I'm not covering in this practice plan. Triad reviews can be done in the head away from the computer. I'm not doing the Putting It All Together exercises from Pumping Nylon. Additionally, I'm also not doing arpeggio exercises, speed exercises, rhythm exercises, scale reviews (which accidentals are in which scales) and sightreading.

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