Let's face it, an awful lot of us are home this week, with no place to go and a lot less to do. What is the solution to potential boredom, malaise and feelings of uselessness?
Practice your violin, viola, cello, piano -- whatever your instrument happens to be. And you will be more likely to do so if you think about it in advance.
It's possible that your orchestra or ensemble practice was canceled, that your concert is not happening, even that the trip that was so motivating is not happening. It's hard to practice when your goal or motivation is taken away.
If that's the case, you can change your plan and find new motivation.
Here are a few ideas to make things more interesting and engaging for yourself:
Of course, if your performances are simply delayed but not canceled, you can simply continue to practice that music. If you still have assignments from a teacher and are continuing lessons, then you can prioritize that. But consider spicing it up with some pet goals as well; create your own, or ask your teacher for some additional work.
With that in mind, what will you do with your practicing this week? It's likely you'll do a combination of things, but please choose a "focus" in the vote, and then tell us about it. What repertoire will you hit? Any special technique plans? Will you work with a teacher? And what kinds of challenges are going on for you right now? Were things canceled or delayed? Let's commiserate a little...
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