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Practizma Practice Journal
A one-of-a kind workbook for musicians
Packed with research based strategies to turn your ho-hum practice into extraordinary practice....
Helps you develop your curiosity, discipline, creativity, daring, tenacity and zen.
Four weekly elements for bad-assery in the practice room: goal setting, reflection prompt, action challenge, and journal pages to track your practice.
Curious? See more details here. You can also download the introductory chapter of the journal for free - this gives you an idea of what it's all about.
Available IOS app store!
I got sick and tired of clumsy recording options for practice, so I got together with my friend Randall to code our own.
Clipza lets you swipe left to replay what you just played with one gesture. Or, tap the screen once and it will save the last 30 or more seconds for you to review later.
We think it's pretty cool, and we are excited to be up on the IOS app store. We are continuing to add features.
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Read more about the Clipza here.
Here's my musical bio. During the daytime I'm a professor,
at night a violinist, and at twilight I'm a writer.
I'm currently writing a book about the Art and
Science of Practice Psychology (gulp)
I'm the author of the Practizma Practice Journal.
I have a love/hate relationship with practice.
But I want practice to be insightful & delightful.
I think and write about the craft of
practice and all of its paradoxes.
I research technology-enhanced practice,
and the psychology of practice.
I love augmented music practice and experimenting
with apps, virtual reality, and wearables. Anything to
to spice up the practice room.
I teach empowerment in practice workshops at Universities.
I create practice blitz videos for string players on YouTube.
I am interested in cultivating "what if" practice, the kind of practice that is stimulating, daring,
surprising, and deeply satisfying. I think we can make ourselves happy with practice, if done right.
I'm not interested in the subject of how to "nail the audition" or "get the gig", although all of that happens when we are doing the right kind of practice. I just want to help musicians of all stripes connect to their passion. I want you to have a good time.
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