Category Archives: Motivation

Motivation Practice Methods

Waiting Game

Using Waiting Time For Music Practice 150x150 Waiting Game

Don't you just hate waiting for things? WSPJ2UR7XT7X No matter how organised you are you'll find yourself waiting for things most days. Waiting for the bus. Waiting for your tea. Waiting for school to start. Waiting for your favourite programme to come on TV. Waiting for the kettle to boil. Waiting for other people. Waiting in a queue. Waiting for the phone to ring. Yup, there's ...

Moments Notice

Moments Notice Motivational Practice Technique 150x150 Moments Notice

Use this method to begin practice quickly without the usual setting up. As soon as you return home after your lesson or a rehearsal you need to do the following: Remove all the clutter from your practice area Leave your instrument out of its case ready to play Make sure it is oiled, tuned & working properly Set up a ...

Roll Up, Roll Up, Roll Up

Roll Up Dice Based Music Practice Technique 150x150 Roll Up, Roll Up, Roll Up

Use this method to add some variety and an element of surprise to your practice routine. At the start of each session roll a six-sided dice to decide what you will practise. Discuss with your teacher the aspects of playing that you need to improve and give each one a number between one and six. Here ...

Take A Holiday

Motivational Holiday Break 150x150 Take A Holiday

Now don't get too excited, this does not mean that you need to pack your suitcase! But what it does mean is that you can take a break from practice. When planning your holidays you normaly spend a number of weeks thinking about it beforehand - you wouldn't simply decide one morning to go! You might also ...

Practice Signals

Practice Signals Music Practice Method 150x150 Practice Signals

Many people find it hard to practise as they see it as something they MUST do everyday weather they feel like it or not. How about a system which could mean that you don"t do any practice at all? Here"s where the practice signals method comes in. You only need to practicse when you receive the ...

Location, Location, Location

Changing Locations To Keep Music Practice Fresh 150x150 Location, Location, Location

Many people get fed up with doing the same practise everyday. Unfortunately there may be some technical excercises that need to be repeated everyday to help build muscles. There are things that you can do to make the practise sessions a little more interesting whilst maintaining a good routine. Lets assume that you have a practice ...

Two’s Company

Twos Company Music Practice Method 150x150 Twos Company

One of the best things about playing a musical instrument is being able to play with other people. Many people really enjoy playing in bands and orchestras but can't seem to build the same enthusiasm for individual practice. If you are one of these people why not turn it to your advantage. Instead of practicing on ...

600 Seconds

600 Seconds Music Motivation Method 150x150 600 Seconds

Does the prospect of doing half an hours practice fill you with dread? Are you put off before you start because it seems like such a long time to practice. Try using this practice method and it will seem much quicker . . . Your task for each practise session is for you to play for ...

Get Connected

Get Connected Music Motivation Technique 150x150 Get Connected

Did you realise that you can become a better player without touching your instrument? There are sometimes you may not actually be able to play your instrument, for example you may have RSI, a sprain, bruise or other muscle injury. A lot of your musical ability is made up of things that are not directly related ...

10 Things

10 Ways To Motivate Music Practice 150x150 10 Things

Remember how excited you were when you first decided to learn to play your instrument? The anticipation of getting your first instrument out of its case? The elation after having your first lesson or playing your first piece? No? Well we need to fix that. During the week you will create three lists of 10 things: 10 ...