5 Practice tips for musicians

MCMA student playing the piano at a recital.

5 Practice tips for musicians

A universal rule we all know… “Practice makes oneself perfect.” Perfection may not always be the goal, but progress sure is! Either way – practice is the way to get there. So, here’s a few tips to set you in the right direction.

1. Be a timekeeper

Most people enjoy music because it not only about rhythms but emotions and feelings, which makes it easier to get into it. To really get the most out of it, It is necessary to set time to practice on a regular basis. Scheduling your practice times helps you keep on track and achieve the targeted goal.

2. Take it slow

Creativity leads to innovation and sometimes in the music field, the innovation is running your fingers as fast as you can on an instrument. Take a step back, and don’t try to be the virtuoso moving their fingers as fast as they could during that concert last week.

Try practicing at a slower pace and practice with full dedication and self-confidence, and one day you will make your fingers will get it, and you’ll be playing that quick piece with ease.

3. Listen to yourself

Put yourself in the shoes of your audience – know their likes/dislikes and understand their expectations. To do that, record yourself on your phone, listen to it back, and analyze it according to the audience’s perspective. It will help in removing the ambiguities and polishing your voice and music.

4. Warm-up every time

This applies to both athletes and musicians. Muscles play a crucial role while singing and playing, and they need proper care through warm-up exercises. Ask your teacher about good ways to warm up at your next lesson.

5. Play something fun to wrap up the session

At the end of your practice session, play something that you enjoy. That way, you’ll finish off on a good note – literally!

Keep yourself on track! With our lives going on from home, it’s important to keep dedicated practice time. An easy way to do this is by using a practice log. Try it yourself-then you and your teacher can assess your progress. 


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