There is no doubt that when learning a musical instrument, Practice makes perfect!
So how do we practice? Try following these simple steps and be sure to stay focused. I feel that it is better to practice little and often rather than “binging” the day before a lesson or rehearsal.
- Stay relaxed and play slowly – circa 40-70BPM when learning something new
- Practice at a constant tempo – don’t accelerate
- Increase your tempo incrementally
- Use a metronome
- Maintain posture and a good stick grip throughout
Follow these steps and above all else, enjoy yourself! Music is an expression of your emotions – it’s art! Don’t put yourself under too much pressure.