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How to Be a Better Musician

If you want to have a career as a successful musician, you need to be willing to put in the time and effort it demands!

Whether you’ve been playing your chosen instrument for years, or you’re just getting started, there is always room for improvement. So if you want to become a pro or are looking to develop your skills, this post is for you!

May 18th, 2021

Below we share some handy tips and tricks to help you become a better musician:

1. Practice, practice, practice!

It might seem pretty obvious, but playing your instrument isn’t necessarily the same thing as practicing. When professional musicians practice, they focus on improving their technique and perfecting tunes. 

Hence, make sure you set time apart every day to practice!

Not only should you practice scales and exercises to maintain your abilities, but you should also challenge yourself to master new things.

2. Set goals for yourself

Make sure you set daily, weekly, or even monthly goals for yourself. Keep in mind these must be realistic and that you should work hard to pursue them.

By accomplishing set goals, you’ll enjoy a greater sense of achievement, and each practice session will prove to be more productive. 

3. Keep it light!

While you must work on some less appealing or boring aspects such as music theory, scales, or technique, don’t forget to keep your practice sessions fun! 

Learn your favorite songs and work on new material between disciplined exercises to make sure you don’t lose motivation.

4. Get to know your gear

A professional musician should also have a thorough understanding of their equipment. You can’t produce a great sound if you don’t know the capacities and constraints of your gear.

5. Find a teacher

Taking lessons is one of the most effective ways to become a better musician, no matter how skilled or experienced you are. There’s always something new to learn, and a professional mentor can help you reach your full potential. 

This article is a re-post, with small modifications, of “How to be a better musician: 10 tips for beginners and pros,” an article published on dittomusic.com

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