Am I a workaholic? Yes I am. Now, I’m going to tell you about how I realized I am a workaholic and how I am dealing with it.
Workaholism is not *always* a bad thing, but it can get out of hand. I have let myself work too much, and I have faced negative consequences from it.
I also believe that being a workaholic is normal. Especially in music or any creative field. Musicians do what they do because they love it. There’s no shame in loving what you do, but you do have to know your own limits. Continue reading “Am I a Workaholic?”
Ah fundamentals. You either love ’em or you hate ’em. Scales, arpeggios, and long tones are a necessary part of practicing. Fundamentals include tone and technique, but how do you even practice fundamentals?
Your specific instrument will determine how you should practice fundamentals. Wind players and string players will not practice tone in the same way, for example.
Before you start practicing fundamentals, you need to have a plan. A shorter, more focused practice session will always be better than a longer, mindless one. Continue reading “How to Practice Fundamentals”