OK, so you know you have to practice if you want to get better but what should you practice? How much? Where? When?
Don’t panic! There are plenty of resources on this site to help you with all these questions. In fact we have so much information that we have prepared this ‘Getting started guide’ to show you which resources you should begin with. Once you are more familiar with the subject of practice you can go onto explore our other resources.
- Firstly you’ll need to make sure you have the perfect practice space and also that your space has the essential facilities that it needs.
- You’ll also need a metronome. Here’s a guide to choosing a metronome.
- Before you being to practice you need to make sure you have a practice plan.
- There are many different methods you can use for practising. First you should read and understand repetition as this is where most musicians go wrong. Next read the Creeping Metronome method as you can apply this to all areas of practice.
- Some other common methods are:
- It is also useful to understand what you should be thinking about when you practice. Here are 20 questions to ask yourself when practicing.
- There are many, many misconceptions about music practice. Make sure you understand how much practice is enough and when is the best time to do your practice.
- Some quick tips can be found by visiting:
- If you want more information on practice you can visit our bibliography for details of books about practice or see our links section for other sites that discuss practice. There are also many ways you can search for practice with google
Finally, whatever you do, please don’t find yourself making one of the most common practice excuses