If you don’t have a goal that you’re working towards, chances are you’re never going to get there. Don’t get caught up in bouncing around from idea to idea without a solid game plan. Is your practice routine littered with too many concepts and not enough clarity? Eliminate the distractions and find a way to make your goals happen!
Sometimes the best lessons that we learn are the simplest! “Just Play” was the first and probably most important real-world application that I ever received regarding the instrument. This is the first of an ongoing series of lessons on playing the steelpan, utilizing not exclusively exercises, but many other concepts on ultimately making you a better MUSICIAN!
Whether its practicing on the toilet, in front of the TV, or tapping on your leg, all percussionists have the blessing (or curse???) of being able to “perfect their craft” anywhere in any situation. Sometimes it’s conscious, many times subconscious. Sometimes it’s welcomed, other times not! What are some unusual practice habits of yours?