Ideas about how to practice music efficiently

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My band director in high school, Robert Spevacek, used to say that it takes 10 times playing a musical passage correctly to erase one time playing it incorrectly.  Here is a study that comes to some of the same conclusions.

I was reading through my niece’s Facebook page and found this interesting article about a study done by Noa Kageyama on musical practice.  My niece, Sarah Minette, is a middle school band director, saxophone player, and is doing doctoral work at ASU.  Check it out.  http://www.creativitypost.com/psychology/8_things_top_practicers_do_differently

Pat Knaus