If you don’t have a lot of time to practice, there is hope. I maintain that daily practice is paramount. That is, practicing fifteen minutes every day is better than practicing two hours one day and then laying off for four days. Better to practice two hours when you have time and then maintain that fifteen minute daily routine. Of course, practicing one hour a day beats fifteen minutes a day, and practicing four hours a day beats one hour a day, but not everyone has that’s not realistic for everyone who plays an instrument. No matter how much you practice each day, a daily routine is essential.
This is true of really any discipline. Daily practice of good habits build a solid foundation. Here’s a good read on the subject:
So, I say to the amateur musician, community band members, church choir singers, etc., find fifteen minutes each day for a focused practice session. In just a couple of weeks you’ll really start to notice the results.
And now that I’ve completely convinced you that a daily routine is essential, you may be wondering what to practice every day. So, my next few posts will give you some tips that can be applied to a variety of instruments (even singing). For now, I have to practice.