Playlist review lessons
Found in: Practicing & Playlists
Cheri S., Utah
How often do you do a playlist check for all or most of a lesson? I remember somewhere in the training that Neil recommends these pretty often. I use the Popsicle stick idea. We do it 2-3 times a year, but I’m thinking Neil recommended more often than that.
Patti P., Hawaii
I’ve started spending about half of every lesson doing playlist pieces. I feel like if we don’t make it a priority, the students won’t. I am also telling them to devote about half of their practice to playlist pieces.
Another thing it does is help resolve the tendency I have to pile on too many new projects at once. There’s less time to do “just one more!” which can become overwhelming for all but the quickest, most eager students.
Leeanne I., Australia
I believe it was in one of the early levels. Neil recommended an entire playlist review every six weeks or so. That’s fine when students are in the early levels, but how do you manage this when the students have a large repertoire? I seem to run out of time to spot check a good chunk of songs.
Joy O., Alabama
In Foundation 2, with Sleeping, he has a video about Managing the Playlist.
Robin Keehn, Washington
Here’s what I do. Students hand me their playlists. I have a red pen in hand (I establish this so they know the drill). I put the first student on the bench and have them play part of a piece and then I say “Thanks! Now play the tailpiece from Night Storm”. “Now play The Pipes, only until I say stop”. This way I can hear parts of 5-6 songs in a minute given the playlist is solid. I use my pen to check on today’s date the pieces we reviewed.
Maureen K., California
I spot check at the beginning of almost every lesson.
Laurie Richards, Nebraska
I spot check every week and do a more thorough repertoire review (using up most or all of a class) every 6-8 weeks.