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LJS 21: 4 Steps to Finding More Time to Practice

Welcome to episode 21 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about 4 steps to finding more time to practice. We get a lot of emails about this, and since practicing is such an important thing for musicians (especially in jazz), it is important we talk about it. Find out how you can squeeze practice into your regular schedule. Listen in!

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In this episode

  1. Prioritize– make practicing a big item on the list. It’s not a word, it’s a mindset.

  2. Commit- go through your daily and weekly schedule and carve out the time. Write down your schedule or your to-do list.

  3. Limit- you don’t need to practice too long or too often. You can get big results out of short practice time periods if you are efficient.

  4. Be efficient– make a plan. Set goals and write them down. Focus.

Important Links:
LJS Inner Circle Membership

Free Guide to learn standards by ear: Learn Jazz Standards the Smart Way

Listen to episode 20- How Studying Jazz Can Make You a Better Musician

Show music

“Dilla Esque” by Nathaniel Schroeder

How do you find more time to practice? Leave us a comment below.

Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstrahttp://www.brentvaartstra.com
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for learnjazzstandards.com which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."

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