This was a brain exercises that I committed to memory and has become a favourite amongst my students.
The bottom line is that it’s not how much time you practise on your instrument for, but how you manage your practice time, and how often. You can save a lot of time in the long run if you have a practice plan and goals, and if you have ideas on how to reach them.
The Looping Drill is one of my favourite drills since it can be used at any stage of music mastery.
Some times and links to help you organize your music practice schedule.
According to super-cool professor Dr. John Picone, there are six steps to self-regulated practicing. Master these and you will learn your music quickly and efficiently.
Now I know what my teacher meant when she kept reminding me to listen to what I was playing. If you aren't listening to the music you are creating, how do you know if it's any good? Learn more about mindfulness-based musicianship..
Are you like some of my students who hate counting beats? I have a found a few refreshers on how to practice counting beats in your music - for those of you who want the help.