Richard Sparks on Building the Hard Skills

RICHARD SPARKS on Building the Hard Skills: “…[A]lso important is that work on basics (most likely through vocalises or other exercises) is something even an advanced choir needs. Again from Coyle: ‘The cellist Yo-Yo Ma spends the first minutes of every practice playing single notes on his cello. The NFL quarterback Peyton Manning spends the first segment of every practice doing basic footwork drills—the kind they teach twelve-year-olds.'”

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