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Variable Practice vs Fixed Practice – What’s the difference? Which is best?

Are exact repetitions the best way to practice? This 3-part series explains why doing exact repetitions may not be the best way to practice (but also why doing variable practice isn’t always the best either!). It gives practical ideas for incorporating this into your practice.

  • Part I: What is variable practice and what is the research behind it?
  • Part II: A look at when to use variable practice (and when not to use it)
  • Part III: Practical ideas for using this in the practice room

This is a YouTube playlist. Use the menu icon at the upper right of the video to navigate.