Effective Practive & Motivation
Below are some of the many different aspects involved in learning
how to practice effectively.
Set realistic goals. Preparation of a new piece is most effective
when it occurs over a regular period of time. Cramming is rarely
effective and usually creates tension
in the body. It is good to take breaks to stretch; this helps
eliminate the accumulation of tension in the body.
It is extremely important to take the time to establish realistic
goals: short term as well as long term. Realistic goals should
be set for each practice session. Although the inability to
attain a specific goal can be related to poor practice habits,
it can also be because the goal is unrealistic.
Goal-Oriented Practice: How to Avoid Traps and Become a Confident Performer by Gretchen Saathoff