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As a musician, you desperately want to improve on your instrument. In this video, we’re going to propose a better, different way to practice that will produce more measurable results and prevent you from losing so much progress. https://www.musical-u.com/learn/why-youre-not-making-progress-instrument-fix-it/
It’s so frustrating. As a musician, you desperately want to make progress on your instrument. You put in hours in the practice room, working your fingers (or lips) until they’re raw. You feel like Miles Teller in Whiplash, playing until blood drips from your bloodied hands.
And by the end of practice, you feel like you’ve made progress. You’re moving more quickly over your runs, scales, and arpeggios. Your movements are fluid, you don’t stumble, and you feel like you could play the part in your sleep.
But then something happens…
You come to the practice room the next day, and it’s as if you didn’t practice at all. Your fingers are sluggish. You stumble and stagger over lines you nailed the previously day. It’s almost as if you didn’t practice. As if your brain has forgotten everything you learned.
It drives you nuts. Makes you want to quit. Makes you want to set your instrument on fire, Jimi Hendrix style. Is there something wrong with you? Are you not as good as other musicians? Is this struggle normal?
We’ve got some really good news. The struggle is real. Every musician encounters it. Every musician finds themselves losing the progress they made in the practice room. The problem isn’t you…
So what is the problem? It’s the way you (and most musicians) practice. Which means, of course, that you can solve the problem by changing the way you practice. There is a solution, and it’s not particularly complicated.
In this post, we’re going to propose a better, different way to practice that will produce more measurable results and prevent you from losing so much progress.
Additionally, we’ll give you a few other suggestions to optimize your practice time for maximum forward momentum.
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