Music Practice Coach
Five Workouts for Getting the Most out of Your Practice Time!
by Lance LaDuke
The MUSIC PRACTICE COACH workouts will help you learn HOW, WHAT and WHY to practice. They will challenge you, help you find tools to diagnose your weaknesses and improve any area of your playing, whether you pluck, strum, bow, blow, strike or sing! Whether you are just starting out, have been playing for years or are coming back to playing after a break, I hope these workouts help and inspire you to reach (AND SURPASS) your goals! No one can practice FOR you! YOU have to put in the effort! Don’t just play the notes, dig deeper and make it your own! HOW TO USE THIS BOOK 1. Take the FITNESS ASSESSMENT 2. Read the book 3. Do the exercises 4. Fill out the worksheets 5. Take the FITNESS RE-ASSESSMENT 6. REPEAT AS NEEDED! Sprinkled throughout the book are quotes from musicians of all ages, with tips and thoughts on practicing. Many are from low brass players, since that’s what many of the folks in my “inner circle” play. However, I think you’ll find their thoughts are universal. In each workout, you’ll find FIT TIPS and BONUS DRILLS to explore and apply new concepts. The WORKSHEETS at the end of the book help you flesh out your S.M.A.R.T. practice plan. Since this is an e-book, you’ll need to print them out (If I had to explain that to you, you probably don’t know how to use an e-book, so never mind.). You can also find the worksheets and additional resources at musicpracticecoach.com. Now, LET'S WORKOUT!
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