Practicing anything can be a daunting task. Let alone music. How can you make your practice sessions less stressful and more enjoyable?
1. Start slow
It’s not about how fast you practice but how well you do it. I have seen and heard many musicians who learn fast but don’t perform well. Taking the time to practice over and over again strengthens your ability to perform well.
2. Play pieces you enjoy (along the way)
3. Record yourself
4. Play for people
This is one of the most important things to do. Without a goal, you’re just practicing for nothing. Whether that goal is to be able to play the piece for a recording or for your self enjoyment, you need to have a target. This will definitely keep you focused on the bigger picture.