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What and How to PRACTICE MUSIC
- WHAT TO PRACTICE:
- It depends what you want to achieve.
- What areas interest you?
- What you need to improve and move forward.
- Look at it as Time spent doing something that you love
- (playing drums, singing, guitar, and keyboard….)
- HOW TO PRACTICE:
- Try To’s;
- Practice Everyday-to improve and move forward.
- -Whether it is for 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, it’s up to you
- -Once you stop or take a break for a few days or weeks, it is harder to get back into it.
- -You have to start from Step 1 again, Going over old and past work.
- -It may take you more time to get back to scratch, where you left off last.
- BE ORGANISED AND CONSISTENT:
- -Know what it is you want to practice, e.g chords, single notes, riffs, music reading/Tabs, scales, drum rudiments, beats, fills, playing along to songs, drum chart, drum styles, timing, counting aloud, co-ordination, creative work….
- -Don’t practice one thing then another thing the next day.
- -Have your work set out for practice (on music stand, or on the drum kit)
- that way when you come back to the kit the next day you are ready to go. Keep a spare copy of your work for practice, in case you loose the original.
- -Keep practicing on the same thing e.g (Hand technique, foot Technique, beats, fills, co-ordination, other styles of drumming….)
- -Practice it so it starts to become natural and flowing in your playing.
BE PATIENT-TAKE YOUR TIME:
-It’s not a race-Don’t be in a hurry
-It’s not a contest
-There is no way to shortcut the process
-Start an idea, explore it.
-Create sounds and play freely and your body will respond
-Play it on drums/guitar/bass/keyboards/vocals
Rod Pilois – Music Educator – Beatfactor Music Academy
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