How to Practice Efficiently

Are you limited on time? Do you want to potentially cut your practice time in half? Do you ever feel overwhelmed when learning a new piece? Do you ever feel frustrated because you’re not able to master a song? The following pdf file gives students a systematic method for learning music. How to Practice Efficiently   Just remember the acronym T.A.R.N.I.S.

  • Theory
  • Analyze
  • Rhythm
  • Note Names
  • Play Intelligently
  • Tell a Story

Step 2 (Analyze) requires you to mark your score with a pencil or highlighter. Do not actually play your song until step 5. If you follow the exact order, by the time you reach step 5, playing the music should be much easier.

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