Practice the Most Difficult Sections First

Returning to our Fur Elise, look for the difficult sections; there are two interruptions with 16 and 23 bars inserted among the repeated material. These are the difficult sections. Start learning the piece by practicing the most difficult sections first. The reason is obvious; it will take the longest time to learn these, so they should be given the most practice time. If you practice the difficult sections last and then try to perform the piece, you will find that the difficult part is the weakest and it will always give you trouble. Since the ending of most pieces is generally the most exciting, interesting, and difficult, you will probably learn most pieces starting from the end. For compositions with several movements, you will most frequently start with the end of the final movement.