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THE ART OF practicE

LEARNING HOW TO LEARN IS OFTEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT IS ACTUALLY LEARNED.

 
 
 

What counts as practice?

 

While it is important to get kids practicing their instruments daily, it isn’t always easy and can also be hard for kids, and parents, to find the time. But music practice doesn’t need to be boring or hard.

The following is a list of activities that your child and yourself can engage in that will help them in learning their instrument and learning to develop a practice routine.

 
 

 

INFORMAL PRACTICE

 
  1. INFORMAL PLAYING

  2. FAMILY SING-ALONGS

  3. PLAYING GAMES

  4. PERFORMING TO PARENTS

  5. JUST MUCKING AROUND

  6. WRITING SONGS

  7. JAMMING WITH FRIENDS

  8. LISTENING TO NEW MUSIC

  9. GOING TO CONCERTS

  10. RECORDING THEMSELVES

 

 
 

 

FORMAL PRACTICE

FORMAL PRACTICE REALLY ONLY REQUIRES FOUR STEPS:

 
  1. WORKING ON WEAKNESSES

  2. CHUCKING INTO SMALLER PARTS

  3. PLAYING VERY SLOWLY

  4. LOTS OF REPETITION