- Go through and find easy measures or sections. Play those parts.
- Look for any parts that get repeated and learn those parts.
- Work on the difficult parts. Count the rhythms carefully and work out the notes.
- Work section by section and then put the whole piece together.
Use a metronome to learn it at a slow tempo before trying to speed it up.
The best way for a student to get out of difficulty is to go through it — Aristotle
Still having trouble with a difficult part in the music?
- Break it down into smaller chunks
- Practice one chunk slowly
- Pay careful attention to every detail in the chunk
- When you can play the chunk correctly, repeat it many times
- Move on to the next chunk
Your goal: Play the music correctly at least three times in a row.
Did you remember to use your metronome?