The benefits of learning to play a musical instrument are many, but did you know that there are added bonuses when it happens more regularly? There are especially 3 perks you gain from playing your instrument daily.
- Playing every single day makes it so that you can relax more through your list of flute to-do’s instead of rushing and cramming it all in the day before your lesson. Relaxing is a must for flutists! Tension fosters poor tone… no one wants that.
A person who understands the value of educating themselves.
Relaxation = good tone
By having enough time to go thoroughly through your list of practice items, you’ll find that you can focus on the skills that are tripping you up. A highly focused practice session is the most productive of all, and these practices end up shorter than most because you can *have a plan, *execute it, *and get onto the next thing.
- Adding to what we just said, you’ll note that once a regular series of extremely focused practice sessions have happened- the magic begins.
Daily repetition creates nice, deep neuro-pathways. For example; moving quickly between the notes C, D, and E are not easy at first. Awkward feelings and doubt are usually what creeps in at this stage. Repeating the same correct movements over and over and over dig little ditches for our memory to follow. The deeper the ditches in our brain, the faster we can execute the movement.
Daily repetition = easier finger movements
- Once a daily habit is established, you’ll find that playing the flute feels easier somehow. When things feel natural and easy to us, we tend to have a light, happy emotional feeling towards our instrument. Sound like a good benefit? You betcha.
These skills that have been ingrained into your body and mind combine with the positive emotions and make you a person who understands the value of educating themselves. This skill alone will take you far in life. Very far.
What other perks have you noticed from being a regular in the music-practicing arena? I can think of a few hundred more, but think we should leave this conversation open for more thought.
Leave a comment, because this subject definitely deserves more attention. Have a beautiful day. Don’t forget to ‘play’!