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Steve's Guidelines to Productive Practice


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1) Set aside a specific time or time of day to practice. 

          It doesn’t need to be a lot of time – but it does need to be CONSISTENT.

 

CONSISTENCY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN QUANTITY

 

2) Select a time when your mind is FRESH.

 

QUALITY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN QUANTITY

 

It’s not quantity of minutes that matters – it’s the quality of the minutes that you do put into it.

 

3) 20 Minutes of focused practice time for 6 days out of the week. (120 minutes total)

 

4) Get a metronome. 

 

5) Get a journal and write down your progress.  (It’s the only way to measure some things.)  SHOW HOW TO USE A METRONOME

 

6) Get a good music stand.

 

7) Prepare an area to learn.

 

8) When you practice, BE RELAXED – Your mind learns better when not under pressure.

 

9) When you practice, BE FOCUSED.  Ruthlessly eliminate distrations.

 

10) Keep Learning Materials close by – Books, Guitar, Metronome, Pencil.

 

11) Get a Learning Buddy. 

 

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