The 10 Commandments of Practice

  1. Right Notes (Correct Fingering)
  2. Right Rhythm (Play with Metronome)
  3. Correct Bowings
  4. Good Position (choose one thing to work on)
  5. Intonation (check with open strings and with each other)
  6. Shifting (5x audible and then silent both up and down)
  7. Bow Division (what part of the bow to be in)
  8. Vibrato (more narrow or broad?)
  9. Tone or Sounding point: 3 elements are contact point, speed and pressure)
  10. Interpretation: Dynamics, character, mood, etc. to make music out of what you play or tell a story

This is for one musical phrase or one musical passage