Tag Archives: Practice

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 […]


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 […]


Escaping The Technique Trap

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Are you in the technique trap? Maybe you have managed to escape the trap, or maybe you just don’t yet […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]