Category Archives: Practicing

Three Times When Not Practicing is NOT an Option

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Are you not practicing today? Those are the most powerful words that anyone can ever say to me. They are […]


Moving Up or Going In Circles?

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Are you moving up, making progress? Or do you feel like you’re going in circles? I always visualize progress as […]


Focus: Keeping Your Eye on the Ball

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Focus is the difference between whiffing and missing the ball or hitting it out of the park. I am finally […]


What You Don’t Know About Deliberate Practice

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Do you understand “deliberate practice?” If you don’t you’re not alone. Much has been written about deliberate practice since K. […]


Repetition: Mindless or Mindful

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Much has been said – and I have said my share – about how to practice. Practicing with intention, deliberation […]


Strategic Practice: Why Are You Practicing?

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Before you can do strategic practice, you need to answer this question: Why exactly are you practicing? Because you have […]


Practice Techniques: Fill Your Practice Toolbox

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Most of us practice music because we want to play music. There might be a couple of other reasons you […]


Consistency: My Word for 2018

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My guide word for 2018: Consistency. I suppose you could call it a New Year’s resolution, but for me it’s […]


Motivation: Rust Proofing Your Practice

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“She just doesn’t have the motivation.” I remember hearing a performance many years ago by a young musician who seemed […]


Making Progress: 3 Simple Ways to Sustain Momentum

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I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy. – Marie Curie You’re a musician; you […]