Timing – The Point Out. Controlling Endings and Knowing When to Stop

When we consider “timing,” we often think about the time to start -the point in– but to fill the allocated time correctly, the point out -the release; when to stop- is (almost) equally important. Catch: We tend to pay all of our attention to the “point in,” but timing something perfectly isn’t merely knowing when … Read more

Short Burst Practice – How to make practicing 10x more effective

It’s possible to make your practice time 10x more effective, simply by dividing its time over more sessions. Shortening and then multiplying the frequency of study sessions doesn’t just do wonders for retention and improvement, but will also prepare you for real-life situations – where you have to be able to execute perfectly, instantly. Catch: … Read more

Ear Training

Part 1 how to practice your musical ear to improve as an overall musician In this post (part one of a quite extensive, two-part dive into this subject) I’ll talk about the concept of the “musical ear” and how training it by regularly performing so called “ear training” exercises benefits your overall understanding of music … Read more