The documents on this page aid music practice, performance preparation
and other sorts of creative work. Feel free to download and print them for educational and self-study purposes but please don't republish them without my permission
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Document your music practice goals in the five practice zones. See pages 6-10 of The Musician’s Way.
Practice Schedule / Creativity Schedule
Along with using an electronic calendar, a paper schedule helps many of us abide by our practice plans and boost our productivity. Print out this chart and then mark the times when you'll do creative work.
Practice Log / Creativity Log
Note when you work and what you achieve
as described in The Musician’s Way, pages 7-11.
Practice Log / Creativity Log Check Sheet
Check off each day that you practice specific titles or work on creative tasks. Great for planning, too!
32 true/false statements to assess the quality of your practice habits. Excerpted from
p. 112-113 of The Musician’s Way.
Performance Skill Assessment
Gauge your expertise with performance skills. See Part II of The Musician’s Way along withthe Music Performance articles on The Musician's Way Blog.
30-day Graph of Practice Time or Quality
Create a visual chart of your daily practice. A powerful tool!
Sample 30-day Graph of Daily Practice Time
An example of how a student used a graph to increase and become more consistent in his practice.
Plan event preparations over weeks or months. Page 218 of The Musician’s Way contains a sample timeline.
Ensure that you and your equipment are ready before you depart for an event. See pages 157-163 of The Musician’s Way for a description and model.