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    Default Having a Bad Practice Week?

    I get emails occasionally from Noa Kageyama, and they're interesting. His main focus seems to be how to become a better performer, but I have to admit that I seldom do more than skim his articles.

    I thought this one would be interesting to the group.

    https://bulletproofmusician.com/how-...e-day-or-week/
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    I get the emails as well, and often find them interesting. I'm not, and won't ever be, a performer, but there are still good tips, and sometimes just interesting topics. And, sometimes not. :-)

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    Hell, I'm having a bad practice month! Since we have no gigs, it's very hard to stay motivated.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

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    Thanks for posting this Jerry.

    Very interesting site. Gonna take me a while to get through the info. I signed up for the emails.

    Reminds me of an ebook I have, called "First, Learn to Practice" by Tom Henry. I need to revisit that book. I'm afraid I have drifted away from how I should be approaching it. So much to learn.

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    Considering that playing is much more fun than practicing I deal with bad practice days by skipping the practice part all together. It has been working well.
    I don't want to live in a world that is linear.

    I just want everyone to understand that I am not a ukulele expert, even though it may look at times like I'm pretending to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie View Post
    Hell, I'm having a bad practice month! Since we have no gigs, it's very hard to stay motivated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rllink View Post
    Considering that playing is much more fun than practicing I deal with bad practice days by skipping the practice part all together. It has been working well.
    That works for me, too. :-)

    But, it would be good to overcome the bad practice days at least some of the time.

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    Yeah, bad practice day. Can't even get my fingers going through songs I know well. I'll try back in awhile or just run thru Uncle Rods which is good for just getting transition memory while you watch tv

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rllink View Post
    Considering that playing is much more fun than practicing I deal with bad practice days by skipping the practice part all together. It has been working well.
    Me three. Some days i avoid playing altogether if i think i am going to get worse rather than better. However, often after a bit of fun playing i am willing to practice.

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