Practice Time

Tim Gartland
Submitted: Mon, October 29, 2012 - 3:25pm EDT
Develop good fundamentals and stick to them.
How to get the most out of your practice time.

Focus on quality versus quanity. Practice "smart". Practice everyday, at least ten minutes per day. Focus on the task at hand. Short focused practice sessions are the way to go. 

Try to find a quiet pace in your home where you can play. You do not alot of space becasue the harmonica is so portable.

When you achive the technique that you are working on, keep doing it over and over. 

Get into good habits from the get go. How to hold the harmonica, proper emboche and breathing. Create muscle memory by doing the same thing everytime you play.

It does not take a ton of time to learn how to play. In summary, short, consistent and focused pracrtices are the way to go.

 

 

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Tim Gartland performs the harmonica romp "Red Wine"