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They mapped out—in precise detail—a tiny goal for each practice session. At the end of six weeks, practicing only one or two minutes a day, she could play the piece. That’s the power of clear, easily achieved goals and guerrilla practice compounded over time.
Attack your goals at random moments throughout the day. For Guerrilla practice to work, you have to have a very simple goal, like a nano-goal or a micro-goal.
You can do so much in ten minutes’ time. Ten minutes, once gone, are gone for good. Divide your life into 10-minute units and sacrifice as few of them as possible in meaningless activity.
Don't waste small moments of time because you think you need to have a large block to do something useful. 10 minutes working on something not only gets you 10min further along, but also prevents that project from stagnating.
writes down the song’s details on a note card and refers to his notes throughout the day. When he finally gets to work on the piece during his evening practice session, he’s been preparing for it all day.
When you can't directly work on a projects or practice your instrument, maybe you can research, and brainstorm on it. Have some notes that you can look at and update throughout the day; ideas you want to try when you have time and access to implement them. If you are in line and have 10 minutes, review your notes for the day, and see what ideas you can add or refine.
This has the added benefit of bringing things you care about to the front of your mind, and things that are at the front of your mind have a tendency to start appearing all around you.
So far with 100 days of guitar, the one thing that has really sparked interest to keep me going is bringing in multiple sources, and bringing them into my practice. The variety helps keep everything fresh and moving along.
Still practicing "Purple Fog" Solo I found on Guitareo. today licks 4 and 5. Also
still working on box shapes and music theory stuff. Some people play until their
fingers bleed, but today
I played until my wireless reciever batteries died; maybe a new song coming out;
Summer of 23