Category Archives: Musicianship

Playing the Right Notes at the Right Time

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Playing the right notes at the right time may be enough. “There’s nothing remarkable about it. All one has to […]


Become a Better Musician This Summer: 20 Ways to Do It

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Becoming a better musician is truly a lifelong pursuit, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make significant progress this summer. […]


Why Counting Counts and Why You Should Be Counting

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Counting. Chances are that it’s either something you do nearly automatically or it’s something that you never do. I can […]


Music Practice for the Free Spirit

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Are you a free spirit? Does the thought of practice schedules, journals and regimens make you dig in your heels? […]


The Bridge from Practice to Performance

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Do you need a bridge to take you from practice to performance? Do you feel like you’re missing something, because […]


Where Perfection Meets Possible

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Perfectionism has a bad reputation. We have heard about all the evils of perfectionism – the frustration, the self-doubt, the […]


7 Surprising Benefits of Memorization

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Do you memorize your music? You should. Let me be clear. I don’t believe it’s necessary, or even desirable, to […]


Your Creativity Engine – Is It on Idle?

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Creativity is not something we generally associate with music practice.  Our practice is more often about repetition and correction than […]


Eliminate the Negative – 3 Bad Habits to Stop Now

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“Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative…” These motivational words are the opening lyrics of a 1945 song by Harold Arlen […]


7 Ways YouTube Can Make You a Better Musician

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When you think of YouTube do you instinctively brace yourself for another cute kitten video or an unfortunate epic fail? […]