Super-slow Practice

This via the J W Pepper blog: “It’s really important for me that I do really slow practice – not just a little slower – super slow practice. I feel that my muscle memory does not work if I am going just a little too fast, even if I do something ten times over and over again… My magic number is seven. If I practice a difficult passage seven times super slow, it just somehow cements whatever that muscle memory is much better into my hands and my brain.” —David Kim, Concertmaster, Philadelphia Orchestra

Sounds right to me…that and sleeping on it.