How to Practice – Try a New Piece
1. Check the key signature. Do you know how it is going to affect your position?
2. Check the time signature. What kind of note gets one count.
3. Are there any tempo indications?
4. Figure out what it takes to play the first few measures. Try them out.
5. Continue slowly throughout the piece.
6. Play it again, marking anything that sounds suspicious.
7. Is your rhythm correct?
8. Practice it a few more times.