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Do you have one hour this weekend to practise music? Probably. Here’s how to get the most out of 60 minutes of sonic progress.
- Shut off the distractions. That doesn’t necessarily mean leaving your smart phone in another room, but shut off a screen or speaker for better focus.
- Decide what you want to achieve. Of course, your private lesson teacher’s assignment is top of the list, but be sure to include details such as a tempo you would like to attain.
- Take action. Plug in, tune up and get started. Warmups might be involved, but get started.
- Manage your repetitions. It’s not about time, it’s about experience. Work on playing or singing a passage, say five times, before moving on to connecting it with other sections or increasing the tempo.
- Model your private lesson structure. Warmup, exercises, review of current assignment, something new, review some repertoire, something creative and fun. Repeat.
“Practise doesn’t make perfect, perfect practise makes perfect.” – Vince Lombardi