The 3 P’s to improving your flute practice session:
We all wish we could push a magic button (insert sparkly music here) and suddenly know how to play the flute music we desire perfectly.
Well, we wish it happened this way, but I’m here today to tell you that it CAN happen more quickly than you think by following my 3 P’s of practicing.
It’s totally impossible to go somewhere if you don’t get on the path.
Here they are, listen up:
It’s totally impossible to go somewhere if you don’t get on the path to getting there.
We need to bring our flutes out with a “plan” of what we are going to improve.
I have already organized and broken up the lessons into sections for you. If you are above module #5 you’ll have progress sheets printed and filled out for each little skill I teach. All you have to do is apply these 3 P’s to each skill.
If there is no plan, you’ll probably play aimlessly and wonder if you’ve improved. Sometimes it’s fun to play aimlessly, but of course this can’t happen every time we pull out our instrument or we will never advance into the flutist we wish to be. So, get a PLAN before you start.
Now that we’ve “planned what to practice”, we come to the next P:
Aye, there’s the rub.
You have to keep at it even though it is near impossible to see the small increments of improvement. They are there, and with patience more results will come.
I once heard it said something like this: We often see another musician’s “glory” without realizing their whole “story”.
This story is actually probably filled with an amazing amount of patience an persistence. Which brings us to the next P:
Ah ok. This one is easy to remember, harder to implement.
You can’t win the game if you don’t stay on the field, right?
You have a PLAN, you have PATIENCE, now you just have to stay the course.
Magic (insert same sparkly music here) happens and supernatural skills are acquired with you stick to exercising a skill for 100+ days in a row.