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Want the free color eBook edition of Practice Like This? Sign up for 6 Bullet Saturday. 6-Bullet Saturday is a newsletter that gives you six things I thought worth sharing every week. Mostly it’s about practice, and I always include specific tips or exercises or drills that I use to help me and my students get…

TonalEnergy Tuner Review (Just Go Get It Already)

TonalEnergy Tuner is the best app I’ve seen in a decade. So many features. Just go get it. Then watch these tutorials and reviews. While I researched The Practice of Practice, tuba virtuoso Rex Martin showed me the program he used, Spectre, that did some of these functions. Although that program is, IMO, more powerful, this…

Practice Hacks

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Free Poster for Your Practice Room (corrected)

Below is a link to the free printable poster that sums up how your belief in whether talent is “natural” or a result of effort impacts your practice. A typo in the original has been corrected. (thanks, Bruce). This comes from chapter 6 in The Practice of Practice. (high-rez printable PDF)

Ideas In Cars, Honking (and Tom Waits)

Tom [Waits], for most of his life, he was pretty much the embodiment of the tormented contemporary modern artist, trying to control and manage and dominate these sort of uncontrollable creative impulses that were totally internalized. But then he got older, he got calmer, and one day he was driving down the freeway in Los Angeles, and this is when it…