Need help getting back into practicing
I was at fiddle camp for a week where I played mainly Celtic music and didn't have time to practice afterwards, and I'm having trouble getting back into practicing. Before camp, I was practicing for 4-5 hours a day, but now I'm having trouble doing even 1-2. Could I have some suggestions for strategies to get back into the habit of practicing?
After a week of something intensive, you can feel a little burned out. Give yourself a week to recover.
It’s all in the mentality I think. Just increase your motivation by setting up goals then rewards yourself when achieving that. If you get tired easily after just 1-2 hours, then increase your physical by endurance work, massages, sauna :)
Call that guy you met at the camp.
Tell you what. I'll practice an extra half hour for you today. If a few others will also, then at least the violin gods will get their due.
I have always found that having a goal is a great motivator.
To add to Andrew's list:
I wrote a brief article on this in The Instrumentalist decades ago. Here's what to do:
Sandy, that's fantastic. I love it.