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Articles about learning to practice music more effectively

20 Music Practice Links 25th August 2010

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We want to help you practice better. Our newsfeed will keep you up to date with regular advice. Free personal help is available in our practice clinic and new news and offers can be found in our newsletter. It's time once again for our regular look at what's new in the world of music practice. Here we have the latest and ...

20 Music Practice Links 25th August 2010

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We want to help you practice better. Our newsfeed will keep you up to date with regular advice. Free personal help is available in our practice clinic and new news and offers can be found in our newsletter. It's time once again for our regular look at what's new in the world of music practice. Here we have the latest and ...

20 ways to practice with your metronome

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We want to help you practice better. Click here to receive regular advice or here for help on your current problems. Most musicians realise that using a metronome during music practice is a good idea. It's great preparation for playing with others and also gives you a solid way to measure your improvement. What is often missing is an appreciation of ...

How to listen during music practice

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We want to help you practice better. Click here to receive regular advice or here for help on your current problems. Good listening is the cornerstone of effective music practice. If you can't hear what is wrong you can't correct it. It is therefore vital that you are aware of how you listen and learn to do it as well as ...

33 Music Practice Links 31st July 2010

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I like to use RSS to keep in touch with new happenings in the music practice blogosphere. Whilst there are still relatively few sites dealing specifically with music practice there are more sites which touch on the topic. If you have a site that you think we should know about then let us know and we'll add it to our ...

Top 10 Books on Music Practice

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We want to help you practice better. Click here to receive regular advice or here for help on your current problems. Having read and reviewed a lot of books on practice over the last 5 years I thought it was time to put together a list of my favourites. Each of these has excellent advice which applies equally to players ...

Proms Practice

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We want to help you practice better. Click here to receive regular advice or here for help on your current problems. Hopefully it has not escaped your attention that last Friday saw the start of the annual BBC proms concerts (details of which are here ). For those that don't know, the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts (or Proms) is one of the biggest ...

Music Practice Links 15th June 2010

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There's never a quiet moment on the music practice blogosphere these days ;) Gone is the time a couple of years back when I could go for a couple of weeks without seeing anything related to music practice written. That's a good thing! Perhaps the message is finally getting out there (h) Here's a selection from the last ...

10 ways to . . . enjoy your practice more

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We want to help you practice better. Click here to receive regular advice or here for help on your current problems. Practice should be something you want to do rather than have to do. Don't do the same old things in the same old way try using tactics which will help you enjoy your practice more. 1. Achieve something every day If you can ...

10 ways to . . . more focused listening

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We want to help you practice better. Click here to receive regular advice or here for help on your current problems. Lazy, generic listening is what the general public do. Weaker musicians listen to what they like and write off anything that isn't to their taste. Better players listen with open ears, analytical minds and will see merits in most ...