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 12/16/13 – 12/22/13

Monday’s Tip

Learn a simple song (or holiday song) in all 12 keys – Mary Had a Little Lamb, Twinkle, Over The Rainbow, Jingle Bells, etc…

Tuesday’s Tip

Keep an ongoing list of the things you need and/or want to work on. Then start working on them.

Wednesday’s Tip

I’m only allowed to make a note/rhythm mistake once. If I do, I clearly mark it so I don’t miss it again. I refuse to make the same mistake twice.

Thursday’s Tip

Maintenance! Don’t forget to regularly review things (scales, keys, tunes, etc) you have already worked on.

Friday’s Tip

Play within dynamics. Forte is not a level it’s a range. There’s so much room for interpretation & variation.

Saturday’s Tip

Don’t be afraid to experiment. You don’t have to know all the answers – explore and see what you can discover.

Sunday’s Tip

Work on pitch matching – sing a note then find it on your instrument. Sing the next note and find. Repeat.


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

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