Oct 21, 2022
Several studies show the benefits of interspersing breaks into your practice blocks. A 2021 publication offers a fun new way to experiment with breaks.
Here’s how you can apply this in your practice.
Listen and try at home this week:
🔹 Practice a passage for 10-30 seconds (or for a set number of
🔹 Rest for 10 seconds – breathe and release physical tension. Don’t focus on anything. Just chill and let your mind drift!
🔹 Continue alternating practice and rest segments until you feel you’ve completed your work with the passage or the time you allotted for it is over.
🔹 Assess your progress.
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