Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Practice Advice and Words of Encouragement
PERFECT PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
Just because you practice your instrument everyday doesn't mean necessarily mean you will get better. If you practice mistakes all the time then you won't improve.
Make sure you practice your music with as much accuracy as possible.
Imperfect practice will never produce great results, but perfect practice will.
YOUR METRONOME IS YOUR BEST FRIEND
The metronome is easily one of the best tools you can use to improve your playing.
Take the time to learn how to use your metronome properly and it will become your best friend when it comes to making you a faster, better, and more accurate musician.
PRACTICE AT LEAST ONE HOUR A DAY
Whether you are running scales, working with your metronome, strumming chords, or playing songs, most people will strongly benefit from at least one hour of practice a day.
The more time you put in with your instrument the better you will be.
TAP YOUR FOOT WHEN YOU PLAY
Make sure you learn how to tap your foot when you play to help you stay in time with the beat.
It's important for every musician to know how to stay on time and follow the rhythm of the song properly, and tapping along with your foot will help you play more accurately.
PERSISTENCE WILL ALWAYS PAY OFF
Never give up!
Persistence is the key to making your dreams become reality.
No one ever completed their goals by giving up.
Learning an instrument is a challenging process, but it's also something we can all achieve.
Everyone has struggles with their instrument. As long as you remain persistent, keep practicing, and keep trying to have fun when you play, you will make your dream of being a great musician a reality.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS FAILURE
Stop looking at mistakes as failing.
Look at mistakes as feedback and learn from them.
When you make a mistake you are rewarded with feedback so you can perform better then next time.
As long as you remain persistent and keep trying you never fail.
Only when you give up completely and never try again do you fail.
YOUR DREAMS ARE ATTAINABLE
As long as you can imagine achieving a goal, a desire, a dream, you can make it happen.
Believe in yourself.
You have all the power and ability you need in order to make your dreams come true whether it be in music, or anything else in life.