Monday, August 01, 2011
Just like classical singers, you may need to mark. Take a look at Geraldine in a Bottle's Can accompanists mark? for some excellent advice on when and how to let up on a long rehearsal day. The trick is to play slightly softer, leaving out notes when necessary, but with the same rhythmic impetus and intent. Remember to pace yourself, learn the music properly in the first place, don't go on autopilot, and be aware of your technical setup at all times.
Pianists: how do you cope with long hours of rehearsing?