How to pick the ideal topics for your music practice routine

Perfect music practice routine

Have you ever looked back after a gig and realize that you’d shot yourself in the foot, because you got the balance wrong in the practice room beforehand?

You’d focused so hard on one or two specific areas that you totally neglected other aspects that were really vital.

And it was a bit of a shock when the performance came around and those unexpected problems were revealed.

It doesn’t have to be like that ever again, though. There is a way to make sure your practice is constantly adapting to keep you focused on the most important topics.

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How to get more from your music practice

Music practice quality comes from focus

Have you ever had that nagging feeling that you’re not getting everything you could out of your practice time?

There’s such an overwhelming quantity of material that you need to practice that you end up rushing to get through everything.

And you don’t do the best job on any of it.

It’s so easy to give into that temptation to cram more in – even if it means that quality and depth suffer as a result.

But you know that quality is important, right?

And it turns out that there are some simple and practical things you can do to increase the quality of your practice sessions.

Whatever you happen to be working on.

Every time you go to practice.

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Why recording yourself makes practice MUCH more effective

Record yourself

Did you know that there’s one simple tool which can massively speed up your musical progress?

But, although it’s easily available to everyone, most musicians simply don’t make use of it.

We’re talking about recording yourself, of course. Watch the video (or read on) to discover the many different ways you can use it to improve your playing.

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Why you need clear musical goals

Clear goals drive your musical progress

“You know the difference between the musicians who made it big and those who didn’t?”

Top jazz guitarist, Mike Moreno, was talking at an exclusive masterclass a few years back.

Lights from a crowd of effects pedals danced on Mike’s face as he paused for a moment.

There was a shuffling sound as, all around the semi-circle of chairs, people leaned forward expectantly. He continued:

“It’s not what you’d expect…”

I witnessed some incredible playing at that masterclass. I got great advice on a range of topics.

But the most important thing I learned came from the 12 words that Mike said next.

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