Studying music is exciting, but can also seem daunting. There’s so much to learn and master, and sometimes it may feel like you’re not making any progress. It can be easy to get frustrated and lose sight of your goal. Instead of getting discouraged, consider following a few rules to get the most out of your practicing. These will help you keep your goals in the front of your mind and see where you can make changes.
Don’t have a clear musical goal yet? Rules will definitely help you, but you have to know where you’re going before you can make true progress. You can read more about setting goals and creating a practice strategy here.
Now that you know what you want to work toward, here’s a list of 5 rules which the Musical U team has compiled to help you study music effectively:
Another way to get external accountability is to join a community. Find a musical community where musicians support each other by sharing their struggles, achievements, and ideas. Not sure where to find such a group? Consider joining Musical U!
So get out there and study effectively. Practice consistently, even when you don’t feel like it. Improve by playing music that challenges you. Put yourself in realistic musical situations. Get yourself some accountability. Follow these 5 simple rules and you’ll be surprised how much quicker you get results from your music studies. Try it!