A Guide to Great Music Practice
You know how to set goals, set practise times, warm up and work on it, now we talk about the importance to Cool Down.
While you were practicing the hard parts of your music, you may have become tense or frustrated, or forgotten to sing or play musically or with good tone quality or technique.
End your practice time by playing or singing something you like that is easy for you.
Relax and "perform" it for yourself, playing with your very best technique and musicianship.
During this part of your practices, develop a "repertoire" of music that you feel very comfortable and confident playing or singing. Then you'll always have something ready if people ask for a performance.
Now read the last part STEP 6 - Evaluate
Catherine Schmidt-Jones attended Rice University, completing a B.A. in chemistry as well as the B. Music and M. Music. Currently teaching brass and guitar privately. Further information can be found at connexions.