“Out of discipline comes freedom.”
–Vincent Cichowicz, trumpeter
(ITG Journal, 2007)
Imagine that you’re about to practice, write, compose, or perform.
How do you transition from daily life into creative mode?
Specifying goals is crucial but, on its own, may not suffice for us to quickly focus our minds and eliminate distractions.
For that reason, I rely on the following 3-phase ritual to ready myself for practice.
I clear my mind of what I’ve been doing as I put the computer to sleep. Off.
Next, I silence the phone. Off.
See pages 37-39 of The Musician’s Way for an inclusive warm-up procedure suited to all musicians.
© 2011 Gerald Klickstein
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