Musicians often talk about what practice strategies should be used to grow your musicianship. Jazz musicians talk extensively about what type of content to practice. Both practice content and strategies are very important, but seeing how your mind works clears the path ahead. With a little neuroscience and psychology, you can make your practice even more effective! Why do these matter? Understanding how learning works can help you discover what practice strategies do and don’t work for you. It can put handles on the path to mastery, so that way you’re in the drivers seat.
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In this episode:
Marc’s journey to effective practicing
Why practicing well matters (and the consequences of not)
Emotional, mental, and technical practice hacks
The importance of recording your practice
Practice more effectively with Modacity
How effective is your practice? Take the music practice efficiency quiz and see how you score!