BECOME A BETTER MUSICIAN IN 1 WEEK
Have you always dreamed of becoming a great musician but didn’t know where to start? Well you’re in luck, because in today’s post I am going to teach you the 5 most important tips to becoming a better musician, and how to improve your musicality in just 1 Week.
TIP #1: PRACTICE TECHNIQUE
In order to achieve your goals as a musician, you will need to learn proper technique from a qualified teacher, and master it. Focusing on technique for just 15 minutes every day will not only improve your ability to play your instrument, but it will allow you to improve your memory. Remember, in order to improve the quality of the music you create, you will need to increase the quantity of your practice time.
TIP #2: SET GOALS
If you are on this website, odds are you have a goal to become a better musician. Why are goals important? According to forbes "goal setting is important because they build self-confidence and help you increase productivity." and writing them down, will keep you focused and accountable to achieve your objectives.
TIP #3: PRACTICE SIGHT READING
As a music teacher, a question I hear a lot is "Why do I need to practice sight reading if I can stay in tune?" The answer is simple. Although some musicians can play or sing music by ear. Learning how to sight read will assure you that your rythm, tempo and pitch are correct. Music is both art and science. The perfect ratio for a musician is 50% sight reading and 50% bringing that song to life musically through your talents and technique.
TIP #4: LYRIC ANALYSIS
Lyric analysis is one of the most important parts in the process of learning music. If you don't understand the emotion the composer wants to relay to the audience, you won't be able to express the emotion to the audience.
TIP #5: VALUE YOURSELF, AND YOUR CRAFT
Don't be too harsh on yourself, and don't compare yourself to anyone else. We are all unique, and we all have a different journey to travel through to get to our destination as musicians. Always hold yourself accountable for the goals you set for yourself (long term, and short term) but don't forget to have fun on the way!