Practicing With Purpose





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Practicing with Purpose – An Indispensable Resource to Increase Musical Proficiency
by David Kish
Published by Meredith Music Publications
Paperback edition; 109 pages

Back Cover:
Practice is everything if you want to improve as a musican. But, what and how do you practice effectively and with efficiency? Practicing with Purpose contains 50 easy-to-use techniques scientifically proven and field-tested to improve musical skills. It includes practice plans for every level with examples from the world's greatest performers. It's an indispensable resource to immediately increase musical proficiency.

This book is divided into three sections – the first section is filled with philosophical
tips designed to help you think about practicing and the journey toward personal musical
fulfillment. The second section includes practical stratagies for improving your
practice sections. The final section “puts it all together” with useful tools to help
organize each practice session.

Section 1: Philosophies
1. Practicing with Purpose
2. Motivation
3. Playing with the Zone
4. Work with the plan
5. Time is your enemy, progress is the goal
6. Musical Mechanic
7. Mistakes Happen
8. Matter over Mind
9. Habitual Habits
10. Eat that Frog
Section 2: Stratagies
11. Chunk It
12. Loop the Chunk
13. Learn it Backwards
14. Repeat after Me
15. Puzzle Pieces
16. Blindfold
17. Audio Assessment
18. Video Assessment
19. To Beat or Not to Beat
20. Slower is Faster
21. Pencil Power
22. Rhythm Variation
23. Singing in the Shower
24. Supermodel
25. 3x Perfect
26. Phrase it
27. Commercial Method
28. Duets with You
29. Stair Stepper
30. Company's Comin'
31. Thick Accent
32. TSP
33. World Record
34. Phone a Friend
35. Simon Says
36. Only Notes
37. Only Rhythms
38. Drone
39. Power Practice
40. Supervised Practice
Section 3: Tools
41. Putting it all together
42. Set the Stage
43. Fabulous Fundamentals
44. Make Time
45. Journal
46. Practice Priorities
47. Reflection
48. Sample Practice Plans
49. Overpractice
50. Enjoy the Journey
Appendix A: Daily Practice Journal
Appendix B: Advice for Teachers
Appendix C: Practicing with Purpose”In a Nutshell”

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