What you are looking at above is a photo of my new improved practice space. My goal is to do a short practice that uses:
- A time limit (7 minutes)
- Focus on one thing (the tab on the page in the practice journal)
- A metronome (using the metronome for the backbeat on 2 and 4) I also keep track of the beats per minute by writing them in the journal when I am done
- A way to force me to play standing up tall. The journal and metronome are on top of a 4 drawer file cabinet, so I have to look up to see them.
I leave the journal on the stand and every time I walk past the file cabinet it reminds me to practice if I have not, or makes me feel good because I did practice.
If you don’t have a particular space set up for practice, maybe this will give you some ideas.