Category Archives: Practicing

No Time to Practice? Try 15 Minutes!

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You have no time to practice? Perhaps you’re getting ready for a trip or you have a special project at […]


Leave the Harp at Home: Guilt-Free Vacationing

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“Have harp; will travel.” That’s my motto for most of the year. My harp and I have watched more than […]


Change Up Your Warm Up: 10 Easy Tweaks

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It’s just a warm up routine. No big deal, right? For most musicians most of the time, that is probably […]


Top 10 Reasons NOT to Practice Scales

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I used to resist practicing scales. My teacher thought they wee important, but I just couldn’t see it. Playing music […]


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 […]