“Tick, tock, tick, tock” can be heard from the practice room across the hall. We have all heard it before: “use the metronome.” Label me a progressive, but I don’t believe the metronome is the panacea for all things musical. Here are some specialized tips to maximize your practice room efforts.
For students, practice time can be a commodity. Maximizing every minute can result in alleviation of unneeded stress. The confidence of being “ahead” while learning a piece can assure you more time to “fine-tune” and provide great satisfaction. Happy practicing!