Practice Your Instrument 

Make the Most of Your Practice Routine

Productively Practice Your Instrument  

All musicians are united in the need for regular practice, whatever their instrument or skill level. Between rehearsals, performances, teaching lessons, and other adult responsibilities, classical musicians do not always have as much time to practice as they would like. Yet a longer practice is not always a better practice. Managing your practice well can ensure your routine makes the best use possible of what time you have. The Practicing section contains guidance on practicing your instrument more efficiently and effectively. Get advice on how to practice your instrument from the best classical musicians around the world.

Here you will find a variety of strategies related to practicing your instrument. Get inspired as successful musicians share their tips and tricks for learning new or difficult music, getting organized, tracking progress, analyzing music, memorization, and more. Additionally, through this page Music Master Lab shares the best recommendations on how to prepare for specific events, such as recitals, orchestra auditions, or recordings. Whether you are trying to tweak your regular routine, struggling with a difficult piece, or training for a tough audition, these articles will reveal everything needed to ensure you practice your instrument wisely and well.

Articles
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Practicing
Shantanique Moore

Orchestral Audition Advice

Each audition you take offers an opportunity for learning and growth. While you do not have control over the outcome of an audition, you do

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Practicing
Úna O'Riordan

Orchestral Audition Tips

For string players, when we are in college and grad school, orchestral excerpts are seen as somewhat auxiliary — we are busy learning all the

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Performance
CARION Wind Quintet

Playing In a Wind Quintet.

Playing in a wind quintet is very hard work. There are no magic tricks or shortcuts, just persistent effort.  It is very important for all

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Practicing
CARION Wind Quintet

Wind Quintet Blend

We work on blend extensively in our ensemble. In a string quartet or a brass quintet all musicians produce sound in a similar way.  A

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Practicing
CARION Wind Quintet

Rehearsing as a Wind Quintet

It is very difficult to maintain a regular rehearsal schedule because we live in three different countries. We try to keep our concert schedule constant

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Practicing
Amanda Blakie

A New Practice Method: Research

Recently, I tried a new preparation technique for preparing orchestral excerpts for auditions. This method was developed by the Audition Hacker Bootcamp spearheaded by Rob

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Practicing
Alex Kinmonth

Learning New Pieces

Start practicing far ahead before performances. First I start with listening to recordings of the work. I want to have more reasonable expectations before I

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Efficient Practicing Template
Practicing
Francesca Leo

Efficient Practicing Template

Efficient Practicing Strategies: Create a repertoire list with deadlines Assess repertoire difficulty and prioritize newest/most difficult pieces Create a detailed daily practice schedule based on

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