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10 Tips To Practice Effectively (Science-Based)

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Breaking an old habit can be tough. It takes time, patience and persistence. But what if science tells you that your old habits are boycotting or delaying your success?

Music education carries on some traditions that are not the most effective (let alone motivating). In this video, you'll learn 10 strategies to make the most out of your practice. 

Give it a try and share the results with us! 

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SoundBox MusicLab is a music project founded by two music teachers: Inês and Miguel.


Inês Teixeira
conductor and music teacher

Inês Teixeira, from Braga, Portugal, is hailed by Ludo Claesen as a “very talented and driven conductor”. She currently teaches at Conservatório de Guimarães in Portugal. Before, she collaborated with Opera Zuid (The Netherlands) and conducted the Crossed Paths of Maastricht and Female Voices of Maastricht, both based in Maastricht. She is also a founder of the project SoundBox MusicLab.

In 2019, Inês was awarded a grant by the GDA Foundation (Portugal) to study her last year of the master's degree in Choral Conducting at the Conservatorium M... See full profile

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1. Intro: - Have you ever been told to be a professional musician? You must practice eight hours a day if you can play Piece is because you didn't repeat enough. Fine. Some teachers say practice harder, but what they should say is practice effectively. If you feel like no matter how much you practice, it is never enough. Probably you just didn't practice the right away. But what the science have to say in this video, we will share then kids to breakfast effectively according to science. 2. 1st tip: plan your practice and stick with the plan. You must plan their practice to make the most out of the limited amount of time you have. When are you breakfasting? What are you practicing? And for how long? Wear not superheroes. So be realistic about the amount of time you will spend practicing so you can stick with the plan and remember to be a great artist, you need time for yourself. I see it as a promise you make yourself and just keep it from us. This is a way off committing and being disciplined. It is also a way of training your mind to dress yourself. And that is a very important skill when you are under pressure. If you never did this before, maybe you want to write down how it went afterwards. As simple as I complies or nuts. This is not to punish yourself if you didn't comply, but instead you want to learn what worked and what didn't work. So you become a master blender 3. 2nd tip: set short and achievable goals. When we say short, we mean it set the short and achievable goal for today's Brooks's way. Get it? The goal is to learn a new piece, but that is a long term goal. Science shows that when one sets shorts and achievable goals, the learning paths becomes lighter that bring the sense of accomplishment and hands motivation. 4. 3rd tip: learn your pieces through smaller pieces. Okay, this might seem obvious for some, but playing the pieces from beginning to end and start over is the most common practice for others. Your brain can focus on everything at the same time. So what's the point? Divide your pieces into sections. Then you can focus on something simpler than a whole piece. When you focus on something simple, you can demand more of yourself. You can work on the details and make it meaningful, and in the end the result will be much better. 5. 4th tip: celebrates every tiny victory. Our brain memorizes more easily when we associate what we want to memorize with emotions, be it a technical gesture like finger rings paid a part of a peace. So when you celebrate your tiny victories, you are taking advantage of emotions. 6. 5th tip: stop negative emotions. So if our brain memorizes more easily when we connect what we want to memorize with emotions, that means that every time you react negatively to come and mistakes you are reinforcing those mistakes. You are memorizing more effectively the things you don't want to memorize. That doesn't mean that you should not be critical. Just be aware of your mistakes and analyze what happened. Acknowledged that something went wrong, but without being angry, except that you just didn't learn it yet, and there's nothing wrong with that. 7. 6th tip: practice slowly but did not be slough. Probably your teacher told you to practice slowly, right? The thing is, you should break the slowly, but you shouldn't be slow. When you do that, I can explain when you breakfast. Slowly, your brain has more time to learn emotions. You have more time to practice every movement, so be active in that slowness and be aware off the different aspect You want to improve like dynamics are phrasing, so the tip is be active as you were when you play fast. 8. 7th tip: record and listen to yourself. Our perception is not always right when we air into our work, so allow yourself to have an external perception of your work by recording your breakfasts . It's even better if you record a video, because then you can visualize and become aware of all undesirable tensions and postures. 9. 8th tip: take a break. Our ability to concentrate is limited off course. We can practice on increase the times. We can stay focused, but it is still limited, so make sure to include breaks when you were planning your practice. Science has proved that when you practice for long periods in a row, your brain activity is oscillating. Therefore, it is more effective to organizer practice in short periods off high brain activity. So take small breaks, change the focus and clear your had to start again. 10. 9th tip: don't bring your phone to the practice room. Procrastination is real. The concentration problems caused by having your phone with you. I really And we have all bean there. So thinking, out of the way, don't let it interrupt your periods of high brain activity and live that for the break. But don't let your food tell you when it is break time. Don't change your plan Just because you got a notification letting that boy got happen is it being stepped towards not achieving your goals? 11. 10th tip: Kelsey body healthy. Might your diets your sleeping habits on your physical activity have a big impact on how your brain works? Multiple studies have found a correlation between a diets high in refined sugars and impaired brain function. Bad sleep habits lead Teoh concentration and learning difficulties. At the same time, exercise promotes brain plasticity by simulating the growth off neuronal connections. Moreover, exercise helps your brain get rid of chemicals that make you feel stress and inches. People who exercise tend to be happier and less stressed than those who don't exercise. 12. Class Project: learning a new piece or technique takes time, but practice effectively is totally a game changer. If you don't believe it, try it yourself. These are our 10 tips to practice effectively based on scientific evidence. Which of these strategies do you use in your day to day breakfast? Which one will drive first? Sherry with us on? If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Thank you for watching.