If your approach to music practice is serious then, in time, you'll become an amazing bass player.
It's not even about practising hours and hours each day; it's about getting a few key areas right and developing the right mindset.
This lesson will show you how.
11 Principles Of Music Practice
- Decide what kind of musician you want to be.
- Be self-aware and honest. What are your weaknesses?
- Become the kind of person who turns them into strengths.
- Deliberately focus on something you find difficult. It should be a struggle. If not, you are in your comfort zone and not getting better.
- Create an inspiring playing area and remove all barriers to picking up your instrument.
- Repeat correct movements.
- Schedule your practice and be consistent. Ten minutes a day is better than one hour once a week.
- Building a practice routine could be the most important thing you'll ever learn.
- Be persistent and develop grit and determination: you will hit roadblocks but over time, you improve.
- Track your progress and get honest feedback; from a teacher, bandmates, friends, or by recording yourself.
- Figure out bass lines by ear and listen to music often. Use your new skills to immerse yourself in the beauty of the art.
- Finally, enjoy the journey. There are few things in life more pleasurable than music and working to master a craft.