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Thoughts on Practicing

Rarely do I find a music article as good as this. In fact, I can’t even remember the last time I posted a link to another site on the front page.

Living somewhere in the dregs of a 90s-looking .edu site, this old article by Martin Schuring breaks down the essence of practicing and provides very detailed instruction for getting the most out of your time. It’s written for oboe players and most of us are not looking to achieve the level of proficiency he refers to, but almost every word applies to practicing any instrument on one level or another.

Meet The Author:

Brad Bordessa

Brad plays 'ukulele on the Big Island of Hawai'i. He writes original music, performs, and hunts unicorns - all with only an 'ukulele.

4 comments… add one
  • Debra May 7, 2014, 7:35 pm

    How ironic…I played the oboe in my early teens. “Played”, but not mastered…I should of practiced.

  • Walter May 8, 2014, 2:13 am

    Great article. Clear and timeless about the process of learning anything. Thanks!

  • Anne Wright May 19, 2014, 1:05 pm

    Currently learning to play recorder as well as uke. This article sums up what I need to be doing; I have been trying to play faster than I can actually read the notes, so need to slow right down! I think it’s easy as a non musician, to underestimate the amount of time required to master a piece of music.

    • Brad Bordessa May 19, 2014, 3:54 pm

      To really master and not have to think about a piece at all takes a lot of time, indeed. Best of luck with your studies!

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