Tag Archives: Practicing Music

My Dog Ate My Music!

As a teacher of the banjo, guitar and mandolin, I often hear the various reasons why someone is not able to practice. After earning my BA degree, I first attended law school and then moved on to graduate school. My … Continue reading

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Is Practicing Music Frustrating?

In 1969, I got this toy for Christmas called “Frustration Ball”.  The toy consisted of a clear globe with eight cups and one ball.  The object was to toss the ball from one cup to another in order, without missing … Continue reading

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A Musician’s Need For Speed

When you are practicing or playing your instrument, are you patient enough to play slowly?  In order to learn a piece of music correctly, you need to develop your timing and rhythm and many students are guilty of playing too … Continue reading

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A Music Student’s Plateau

I have been studying music for a year now and I feel like I am not getting anywhere. I think I have hit a plateau with my mandolin. How do I get out of this rut with my guitar playing? … Continue reading

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