Customizing a practice room for your instrument is key (pun intended). In addition to the suggestions below, there’s a link to a great article from Strings Magazine at the bottom. If you’re like me and can’t afford one of these ($5-15K) sound isolation booths, we do have some options. Read on. Cover windows. Windows convey…
This cracked me up.
Adrian Holovaty and friends doing some beautiful playing. Adrian co-created the wonderfully useful SoundSlice practice application, and spoke with me while I was researching practice for The Practice of Practice.
Warning: there are a couple eff-bombs in there.
A summary of Jon Acuff’s book, Finish.
In 2006 a high school English teacher asked students to write a famous author and ask for advice. Kurt Vonnegut was the only one to respond. Here’s his reply: “Dear Xavier High School, and Ms. Lockwood, and Messrs Perin, McFeely, Batten, Maurer and Congiusta:I thank you for your friendly letters. You sure know how to…
Johnny Conga has some great stuff for any conga player, like this gem below. It’s simple, but it ain’t easy! In The Practice of Practice, I recommend taking up a drum. It’s great for your rhythm skills, it’s fun, and if you’re a piano player, a hand drum is a lot more portable!