Tracking Daily Music Practice: A Study on Habit Persistence

This blog post will discuss the benefits of tracking your daily music practice, and using a habit tracker to help you get in the habit of practicing every day. It is a well-known fact that musicians need to practice regularly. But how do we know if we are practicing enough? How do we know when it’s time to spend more time on one instrument or another? In this article, I will demonstrate how tracking your daily music practice can help you answer these questions for yourself.

There are a few different ways to track your daily practice. One way is to keep a written record of what you practiced each day, including the time spent and what specifically you worked on. This can be helpful for seeing trends in your practice habits, and it also allows you to reflect back on your progress over time. Another option is to use a habit tracker, which is an app or website that tracks habits. Habit trackers usually have some type of visual cue as to the state of your current “streak” (for example, how many days in a row you’ve been practicing). The more consecutive days you practice on time, the longer your streak becomes. These tools can be very motivating to practice daily, and can help you build a habit of practicing.

There are many benefits to tracking your music practice habits, such as: it allows you to see what works or doesn’t work for improving your playing; it motivates you to keep working hard on the things that take more time; and it helps musicians determine when it’s time to switch activities or focus on different aspects of playing. Of course, there are also downsides to tracking your practice habits. The biggest downside is that it can lead you to spend less time in deep concentration when practicing (for example, if you use the timer function). It may also make some people feel like they should be spending more time practicing. But overall, I think the benefits outweigh the costs of tracking your practice habits, and it can lead to more effective musical learning!

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