I'm 15 years old and starting to realize the potential of my musical capabilities. With this realization comes the desire to improve those capabilities. When I consider what options I have to improve my level of playing, few ideas come to mind. I am already in a very good community youth orchestra, and community adult orch.
So, what does come to mind are these things: the New York Youth Symphony, and the Juilliard Pre-college division.
but then I remember what already happened with the NYYS this year. I heard about mid-season auditions (two spots had opened up) so I decided to audition. I lost, by a long shot. And their were only two other people.
Then I think about Juilliard, and I am brought to the main point of this article. currently I do't even practice six days a week, usually just five. And I don't practice for even an hour each time that I practice.
So, now that I've shared with you my woes, have a question:
How do you get yourself motivated enough to practice well and for a large number of hours a day? Like, now, I only practice about forty-five minutes, and about half of that is "bad" practice. How, do you keep yourself focused enough to practice for long periods of time, like an hour, and then go back in ten minutes to practice another hour(seeing as I'll need to do about 3 hours of practice a day as a minimum, to get into Juilliard)?
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