Published by Edition Peters. 344 pages, including index and introduction.
From the back cover:
The music examples in Practice, drawn from the standard solo violin repertoire, illustrate typical musical and technical demands that arise during the normal course of playing.
By learning how to practice one passage, you learn how to practice other passages of the same type.
With more than 750 music examples (chosen from over 100 works) and over 100 photographs, Practice is packed with ideas and information to help you get the very most out of every minute that you practice.
- Some of the practice methods are ways of solving problems
- Some are ways of finding out what the problems actually are. So often we know that something is not quite right, but we dont know why.
- Some are ways of trying to cause yourself problems, so that afterwards what you actually have to do feels easier.
- Some practice methods build and improve technique at the same time as making a specific passage easier to play in the first place.