Practice Schedule for Key Note Recognition and Other Books

Practice Schedule for Key Note Recognition and Other Books

Practice Schedule for Key Note Recognition and Other Books

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Practice Schedule for Key Note Recognition and Other Books

Q: I have just started working on Key Note Recognition today. My accuracy level on Ear Training One Note Complete – Advanced Level is around 95%, therefore I decided to start working on Key Note Recognition. I feel I still need to continue to work with Ear Training One Note Complete – Advanced Level , why I’m not sure, but I do feel the need to. Is there any recommended practice schedule that is best when working out of Ear Training One Note Complete – Advanced Level , Key Note Recognition, and Fanatic’s Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing ? Up until now, I would do 7-10 minutes of One Note, followed by 7-10 minutes of Fanatic’s Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing, and then repeat this procedure 4 times throughout the day. Is it better to do Key Note Recognition, then do the other two, or better to put Key Note Recognition in between the other two? Perhaps this is a question that really has no correct answer? As I am working my way through your wonderful books, I realize that practicing correctly and efficiently is an art on its own. I therefore am not sure whether this is something to be worried about or not.

A: There is really no correct answer to your question. I will say this though. You need to become aware of what amount of practicing and combination of practicing techniques makes you improve the quickest. Most of the time this is finding the correct amount of repetition/time that you work on an exercise/book/CD. For most people this takes quit a bit of time to figure out. For instance you might be weak at hearing the b6th of a key. So you work on the listening CD, you sing exercises from the Fanatic’s Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing Guide that emphasis the b6th and you work on the E major/minor modulation with the Key Note Recognition CD. Each day you increase your frequency and time amount for practicing until you start to see your problem improving. This is just one example but try to use it as a template to learn your weaknesses and find practice routines that fix the problem. You have the tools with the books that you are using. You now just need to find the right combination for yourself by learning more about yourself and how you improve.

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