Are you practicing the right way?

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redrumba
beginner
beginner
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Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:23 am

Post Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:38 pm

a friend a few years ago turned me onto the motto that "perfect practice makes perfect"... (rather than practice makes perfect) - meaning that by taking the the time to accomplish exercises in perfect form (at as slow a tempo you need to in order to be 'perfect') will get you further faster than just speedily (and many times sloppily) muscling your way through exercises. this approach has produced and continues to produce results in my playing very quickly.

it takes patience to develop this type of focus, but i dedicate portion of my practice time to 'perfect practice' everytime i sit down...
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chocobebear
drumming adept
drumming adept
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Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:50 am
Location: Imus, Philippines

Post Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:00 pm

as we grow and mature, we find methods that are more appropriate...
pretty much like finding the right style and genre...
currently working with my left foot for triplets and continuous pedaling.
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