We talked about emphasizing fundamentals in practice today, and how to make the most of a short practice.
Three days in a row seems to the the magic number. If you can, try to get three in before taking a day off.
Also, focus on fundamentals of good practice, such as:
1) keeping your ear engaged through shifts
2) relaxing and breathing
3) Focus on one thing. Try to simplify if you can. If you’re working on a problem of the left hand, take liberties with the bowing, for the time being.
4) Posture – try to keep 2 tall when releasing 4. I have the tendency to drop my arm when I’m discouraged, and this causes my hand to curve, making intonation less predictable.
All this has been blogged before by many people.