The Practice Blog is an ongoing music practice resource for students, teachers, parents and anybody involved in music who needs to practice.
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I don't want audiences to feel a specific thing - I just want audiences to feel. Paul Simo
Music comes from the soul. People expect you to spit it out, but really we are just human and we go as fast as you do
A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. Leopold Stokowsk
If you want to make faster progress on your musical instrument getting all the notes right all the time is essential. If you don’t, you might as well be watching TV or surfing the net! Find out how.
Encourage performance of music students at every opportunity. It doesn’t always have to be a big concert. In fact, smaller, informal concerts can be extremely beneficial to all students.
Effective practice is efficient practice. It’s not about how much practice you do, it is about how smart your practice is. Achieve more in less time!
What happens when you don't achieve your practice goals? If you failed the music exam or played badly in a concert? Don't beat yourself up. Stay positive and progress.
Essential Music Practice is the best place for tips and advice on music practice. Search the site here.
Use this page to contact Simon Horsey about this site, giving a presentation to students about music practice, or anything else really!
Biofeedback is a therapy used by some musicians to help control performance anxiety and the effects of nerves when performing.
London 2012: Many accomplished musicians among Olympians
Interesting article about the fact that many of the Olympians at London 2012 are also accomplished musicians. This should come as no real surprise of course since excelling in both music and sport involve dedication, focus and most importantly, practice! In fact, one of my recommended music practice books is The Inner Game of Music. This book was originally The Inner Game of Tennis and the techniques were translated from sports orientated ideas to music based ideas. It makes sense that the athletes who play instruments use the techniques they have gained from their music practice skills when competing in the Olympics.
Only effective music practice makes perfect. This site shows you how to practice more efficiently and effectively and make more progress in less time.
This is the page for support with the iOS Music Practice App. Use the app to plan your practice each week and use your iPhone or iPod touch to make your music practice more effective.
There is plenty of software to support your music practice, even though it isn't advertised as music practice software as such. Here are some reviews of the best software for music practice
Is scales practice important? YES! But most people don't know why or how to practice scales! Here is the answer!
We are in the final stages of releasing our Music Practice App to the iTunes App Store. Music Practice helps you plan and execute your practice according to specific targets each week, helping you make faster, more effective progress.
Bookmark this page now and add yourself to our mailing list to be informed as soon as Apple have accepted the App into the App Store. This is a whole new exciting project and one to help you get even more from your practice time.
More news as it happens...
The Zoom H2 is a great portable digital audio recorder. 4 microphones giving 360° one-touch recording, compact size, 26 bit 96KHz recording. Read more about the Zoom H2 here.
Simon Horsey built the Essential Music Practice site to help music students develop the music practice skills needed to make faster, more effective progress.
Practice Makes Perfect is the book that teaches you how to practice. This book is all you need to stop working hard and start working smart.
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