One of the best ways that any of us can achieve our goals is by tracking our progress and noting when we pass a milestone or even when we didn’t meet a planned deadline.
We do this a lot for example when we go on a diet or begin an exercise regimen. Keeping track of our progress from the beginning really helps us to see what we’ve accomplished and what we still need to work on.
In piano playing, we are always building on what we’re previously learned. We move from the simplest to the most difficult because that’s the only way we can truly learn everything that we have to know.
There are several different ways that we can keep track of our progress that will help us achieve our goals successfully and quickly.
The first thing that you should do is try keeping a practice log or journal.
Second, start recording you playing of whatever you are working on in the practice session.
Third, review older pieces that you already learned.
Fourth, start playing for others – especially family members and/or your friends.
Fifth, you want to follow a specific plan of action – or in other words, a specific curriculum.
Take some time before you head into a new week of practicing to get everything organized; such as your journal, your recording device, some unsuspecting family members that need to lend an ear, gather some older pieces, and check in with your specific curriculum. If you do these five steps you’ll be amazed at how much more you get done in your practicing and actually how much faster you are reaching your piano playing goals.
It’s always fun to share your music with others too, so this plan not only gets you organized, but it should make it fun along the way to your perfect piano playing!
Don’t forget to check out this video to learn about a great curriculum that you can find and use online to help keep track of all of your piano goals.
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