Tag Archives: focus

The Musician’s Progress Activator

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I can do it. Ten more times. Get it right this time. Try it again. Last time. NOOOO! Practicing is […]


Power Hour: the Practice of Champions

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What if you could power up your music study by adding one hour (or even one half hour) to your […]


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 […]


Wrong Notes Don’t Fix Themselves: 4 Steps to Getting Them Right

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Wrong notes! You made another mistake! What do you do when you make mistakes as you practice? Do you find […]


Why You Can’t Make Music on Autopilot

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Autopilot has a comfortable sound to it. The computer can take over, make the tough decisions, free us up to […]


Sharpen Your Focus – 3 Quick Tips

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Focus. The word always reminds of that amazing moment in the eye doctor’s office when he adjusts the machine in […]


Why Hands Together Doesn’t Work

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Playing hands together instead of hands separately is always a challenge. But why should it be so much more difficult? […]


Pursuing Your Passion? Prepare to Give Up These 5 Things

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Lately it’s all about passion. Pursue your passion; follow your dream. Are you just going to pursue it, or do […]


Is it a Mistake or a Symptom?

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Mistakes are easy to spot. We hear a wrong note, an incorrect accidental or rhythm. We can feel it – […]


The Amazing Practice Magnifier, Part 3

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It’s one thing to talk about focus, and another thing entirely to find it. You can practice with focus and […]