Daily Practice Tips – Weekly Recap

Welcome to the Weekly Recap of my Daily Practice Tips. These tips are posted daily on my Lessons Facebook page and on Twitter with the hashtags #dailypracticetip and #musiclesson

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Tips for the week of 11/18/13 – 11/24/13

Monday’s Tip

Set S.M.A.R.T. goals when practicing: Specific, Motivating, Achievable, Reasonable, Trackable.

Tuesday’s Tip

There are 3 aspects to performing music: Visual, Aural/Oral, Tactile/Kinesthetic. Find your weakest aspect (at the moment) and focus on that.

Update: I had a great conversation on Twitter about this one with @meerenai and she pointed out the important distinction between the Tactile and Kinesthetic. So, I edited my 3 aspects to make sure that’s explicitly included, although my intention was there all along. 🙂

Wednesday’s Tip

There’s always something to work on.

Thursday’s Tip

Great quote by Shelly Berg about playing the changes:

Playing the Changes Quote

Friday’s Tip

Trying to figure out how to best divide up your practice time? Try graphing it out.

Practice Time Graph

Saturday’s Tip

If you can fill in the blank “I really struggle with ____” then you already know what to start working on.

Sunday’s Tip

Can you easily go up, but struggle going down your scales? Try starting at the top and go down, up, and down.


Did you find any of these tips helpful? Let me know in the comments below. See you next week!

One thought on “Daily Practice Tips – Weekly Recap

  1. Anonymous who is she? I have been making sets on pyrovole for almost two years! And jelousy don’t get u nowhere.. If ur gonna comment.. Pls make it a valid one. I’m my own person and have my own style!!!!!!!!!!

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