You want to be an excellent musician and master your craft but you find it challenging to achieve your goal. The problem could be that you are not motivated enough to practice, which is not surprising. Practice takes time, effort, and discipline. If you have other activities or a regular job, you may find yourself pressed for time or too tired to practice. However, there is no other way around it. It is necessary to regularly practice if you want to pursue your passion for music.
Practice helps you develop your unique skills and allows you to be your best. Your instrument becomes a part of you, and you can express yourself better with your music. For instance, If you are interested in the banjo, you want to know all you can about your instrument. You familiarize and master banjo tuning and gain all the knowledge you can about your banjo.
If you are wondering how you can be motivated enough to pick up your instrument and practice, here are some ways to do it.
Get some friends to play with you
It is always so much fun to play your instrument together with your friends. Look for people you feel are at the same musical level. You can learn from one another and make the routine more enjoyable. Whether you play with a friend who plays the same instrument or others, the experience is enjoyable. You are comfortable with each other and enjoy the unique camaraderie of fellow musicians. Since you can always find musical arrangements to work on and play together, the pleasant experience motivates you to practice more and improve. You may also be more comfortable practicing with another person.
Study musical pieces that you enjoy
Often, you may find yourself procrastinating about practicing because you are not interested in what you are playing. You may want to try practicing songs that you like instead. If you play songs you don’t feel any connection to, you may not have any feelings about what you are playing. You are also not motivated to practice. Your music is an expression of emotions, and you will do much better expressing how you feel with songs you relate to.
Associate with bands and other musicians
Another excellent way to motivate yourself is to catch music events, watch live bands, and get to know them. Most band members would not mind having someone around who appreciates their music. Make friends, converse with them, and ask for tips. If possible, ask if you can watch them rehearse and see how they practice together and produce excellent music. From their inspiration, you may find yourself pushed to work on your skills and be better at what you do.
It is understandable to dilly-dally about practicing your musical instrument, considering the time you spend on it. You also know that you need to focus and work harder to be good at what you do. However, proper motivation can help you commit yourself to learning and mastering the musical instrument of your choice.
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