Nobody’s perfect. Sometimes it can be difficult to find motivation to practice your instrument as often as you should.
If you find yourself feeling uninspired, try these three ways to rediscover your passion for music, and fall back in love with your chosen instrument.
1. Go and See Some Live Music
If you’re a guitarist, head to a rock concert. If you play piano, buy tickets to a recital. If you are a violinist or trombone player, watch an orchestra. Seeing talented performers at work will inspire you to pick up your instrument and become a better musician.
What’s more, watching live music will remind you of what originally drew you to your chosen instrument. Maybe it was the commanding crash of the splash on a drum kit, the delicate hum of the flute, or the timeless and versatile tenor of a grand piano.
2. Explore Your Own Musical Interests
Learning a musical instrument at a music school is a fantastic way to improve your playing technique and excel as a musician. That being said, it’s a great idea to give yourself room to explore your own musical interests.
Maybe there is a particular song you’ve always wanted to learn, or you’d like to play along with your favourite band. Search online for the chords, tab, or sheet music.
For guitarists, if you’d like to follow along with a video lesson, check out Academy Director Steve Flack’s online Guitar Academy. He has a number of video lessons available to purchase that’ll teach you how to play some of the most iconic songs of all time.
3. Set Yourself Goals
If you find yourself practicing day in and day out with no real progress, try setting yourself goals. That might be nailing one particular section of a piece, or being able to play a scale at a particular tempo.
We suggest writing down your goals, and checking them off as you go. That way, you’ll be able to see just how much you are improving, and just how much of a positive impact your practice sessions are having on your musicality.
Feeling Inspired? Learn an Instrument Today
Just starting out on your musical journey? Fantastic. Learning an instrument is incredibly beneficial to your body and mind. Explore the lessons we offer, or get in contact with the Liverpool Academy of Music on 02 9602 9774.