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Two Types of Practice: Learning & Maintenance Practice.

Two Types of Practice

As musicians, it is important to recognise that we don’t have a lot of time. Between learning the new tunes for tonight’s corporate gig, memorising the latest song in your artistic project and doing life at the same time, there is not a lot of time to practice. Because of that, it is important to develop a strategies to use our time most effectively. The two types of practice exist so that we firstly maintain our current level of technical facility and musicianship and give ourselves the capacity to learn new things when more time becomes available. Continue reading

How To Practice. 6 tips to get yourself to practice when you don’t want to

Practising can be hard work, but its worth it.

You have homework, sport, family commitments, friends to see, places to be and you have to allow time to eat and travel as well. Sometimes there doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to fit in music practice as well. It may be comforting to know that its not just students who feel this way, many professional musicians find it difficult to motivate themselves to practice as well. So I have decided to share with you some of the strategies I use to get myself to practice even when I don’t feel like it. Continue reading

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