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Mamos

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I found this idea on a youtube video.

If you are practising scales for instance you have ten pennies on the table and every time you play the scale correctly you push a penny away.

The idea is to push away all the pennies away but if you get part way through and make a mistake you have to take all the pennies back and start again.

I'm gonna be at this all night at this rate

mamos
 
I found this idea on a youtube video.

If you are practising scales for instance you have ten pennies on the table and every time you play the scale correctly you push a penny away.

The idea is to push away all the pennies away but if you get part way through and make a mistake you have to take all the pennies back and start again.

I'm gonna be at this all night at this rate

mamos

I'd be lucky to get finished with 2 pennies in 30 minutes...
 
The choir was asked to play a D major at the last rehearsal. We'd have made enough to pay our subs twice over, I reckon. :)))
 
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This fits in with want my teacher Red Price (out of Lord Rockingham's 11) told me:

"Pete, don't just practise until you get it right, practise until you don't get it wrong"
 
This fits in with want my teacher Red Price (out of Lord Rockingham's 11) told me:

"Pete, don't just practise until you get it right, practise until you don't get it wrong"

My teachers bit of wisdom that stuck is
"only practice it right". don't practise making mistakes, otherwise you are reinforcing playing wrongly.
Play it slower or break it into easier chunks.

Ciao
Jimu:mrcool

do they still have pennies in UK!
 
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This fits in with want my teacher Red Price (out of Lord Rockingham's 11) told me:

"Pete, don't just practise until you get it right, practise until you don't get it wrong"

Sterling advice, I must remember it.

My teachers bit of wisdom that stuck is
"only practice it right". don't practise making mistakes, otherwise you are reinforcing playing wrongly.
Play it slower or break it into easier chunks.

Ciao
Jimu:mrcool

do they still have pennies in UK!

They still have pennies - only since decimalisation there are 100 New Pence in the pound... And all the coins are a lot smaller. No pound notes, though.

Give it a couple of years and they'll be on the Euro, like most of the rest of Europe. Great move, even if it means a few people swallowing their pride.
 
Give it a couple of years and they'll be on the Euro, like most of the rest of Europe. Great move, even if it means a few people swallowing their pride.
Apart from our pride, one of the other things we'd lose are the (to my mind) gorgeous designs of the UK banknotes. Euro coins can have one "national side", but the notes are all identical throughout the EU :(

Cheers

Jonathan
 
and they look horrible, are made from a strange feeling paper and have significant differences in size which I personally find really horrible.

It would be a good move though, the sooner the better. England was the last country in the whole of the EU to report 'we've beaten the recession' - even though we'll be feeling the effects for another 3/4 years at least.
 
I thought of a less brutal, more fun version. Instead of feeling like a peasant, flicking 3p back and forth, instead put a damn fine hat on the table. Play it right 3 times in a row and you get to wear the hat.

To up the ante, include a pair of ridiculously cool shades, though this optional extra will likely require a lamp too.

Once wearing said awesome hat and shades, you are at liberty to play any cliché sax riff you like.
 
Not too keen on the hat/shades method myself. But in my wilder days, a modification of fizzbuzz would probably have got me to practice a lot. Not sure if I'd have gained anything from it after the first couple of mistakes, but at least I could claim to have put the hours in.
 
Even better than hats, you could put out a pint of your favourite bevvy, or perhaps ten shots of whatever you fancy. You have a swallow/shot each time you get a scale right.

Mind you, the perception of a good scale as you work through the rewards might change a little.:cheers:
 
Even better than hats, you could put out a pint of your favourite bevvy, or perhaps ten shots of whatever you fancy. You have a swallow/shot each time you get a scale right.

Mind you, the perception of a good scale as you work through the rewards might change a little.:cheers:

You haven't played fizzbuzz.... But you're getting the idea perfectly.
 

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