Practice Principles

Getting the most out of your practice sessions.

Published: May 13, 2019 Updated: May 13, 2019 • Visitors: 6 • Page Views: 9

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Getting the most out of your practice sessions.

  • Establish a long term musical goal, and keep it in mind at each practice session.
  • Focus on your weaknesses, not on your strengths. Work only on the weaknesses that are relevant to your long term musical goal (Principle No. 1).
  • Set a short term goal before each practice session so you know how the first 10 minutes will be used before you start.
  • Practice what you don't know, NOT what you do know.
  • If it sounds good, it's not practice, and it doesn't count towards your practice session.
  • Don't practice anything wrong; not one single note or one beat. When in doubt, triple check the note or beat, and then check it again.
  • Don't play pieces or songs through from beginning until end; work on parts or pieces of songs.
  • Leave your instrument out, or, if you're a singer, leave your music out on a music stand, in a place where you will see it every day.
  • Practice for at least 10 minutes every day. If you miss days, don't give up. Just get back on schedule.
  • Don't practice the same thing, in the same order, that you did the day before.

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