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Re: Rehearsal Technique Advice
I do this quite often and have always had positive results. In the rare occasion that I have all marching music and drill in hand at the start of summer band, I always start with the last movement and work back to the beginning.
Another way is to find the section where everyone plays and start there. I hate digging in on a new piece and seeing that two-thirds of the room are sitting and counting rests.
Has anyone (for Christmas concerts, etc.) started rehearsing pieces from the end and work backwards? If so, was it successful?
I used to learn All-State etudes backwards in HS and it was very successful for me, not sure if its as useful in an ensemble setting.