1) Set a goal for your practice time. What is it that you want to be able to do by the end of your session?
2) Keep a log - write down what you practiced so you can keep track for yourself
3) Practice in smaler chunks - it is better to practice 10 minutes a day for 5 days in a row than 50 minutes on one day.
4) Practicing doesn't mean play the whole song - pick just one small section rather than performing
5) Repetition is key! make the passage part of your muscle memory
6) Practice in a spot with no distractions - turn off the tv and put your phone away.
7) Warm-up! Don't just go through the motions but take the time to get ready to play - long tones and open vowels
8) Record yourself - listen back to what you sound like and identify sections you need to isolate
9) Practicing can also mean - listening to great performers, strengthening music reading skills, and reviewing theory.
10) PRACTICE EVERY DAY
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