Pencil Pushing

Mike Lawson • Playing Tips • December 6, 2017

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If you’re having a problem playing a certain passage, set out an empty glass with 10 pencils on the side.

Once you play it flawlessly, put one pencil into the glass. when you get all 10 pencils in, you’re done practicing. Here’s the trick though – if at any given time a mistake is made, you must dump the glass out and start all over again.

Glen Ericksen

Retired Band Director

DeKalb, Illinois

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