CHAPTER VII – STUDIES
In Chapter VII, a few simple studies are recommended on which the previous exercises may be applied.
Alternate goals and priorities while working on a study. Whether practicing to balance hand movements, control articulations, improve coordination, fluidly cross strings, or increase velocity, there are infinite variations of fingering, rhythmic and practicing patterns to be employed.
Use imagination and creativity to avoid falling into a routine, which can hinder progress and devolve into a vicious circle.
To effectively practice these studies, work on them for a certain period, for example a few days or weeks, then stop.
Resume and develop them at a later point in time.
Some studies need to be practiced more extensively than others. For example, the “Study in E minor” by Dionisio Aguado, as shown in Chapter II, requires several months of regular and systematic daily practice to obtain the desired results.