How to Practice

How to Practice – Use Rhythm

So there is still a place that is difficult. Rhythm can be your ally in making it easier. For example, a passage that is all sixteenth notes can be worked repetitively.  Here are a few to get you started.

1. Use the rhythm dotted eighth note followed by a sixteenth note to play the section.

2. Play the passage with sixteenth note followed by a dotted eighth note.

3. Practice it again using an eighth note followed by two sixteenth notes.

4. Play the passage with two sixteenth notes followed by an eighth note.

5. Use a sixteenth note, eighth note, sixteenth note across the pattern.

6. Play the passage with all sixteenth notes again. It’s easier isn’t it?

About miriamtroxler

Miriam Troxler resides in Beaver, Pa, where she runs a private music studio. After graduation from Chatham University, she toured in Europe with the Continental Singers Orchestra as principal cellist. A long time member of Greenville Symphony Orchestra, she is also the founder and musical director of CelloBrationS. Miriam enjoys composing and arranging with several published pieces to date.
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