Make a decision
to practice or not. Commit,
and then just do it.
(Why the haiku? TMQ)
It's reasonably easy to stick with a consistent practice routine during the parts of the year where a regular class or work schedule is there to keep us honest. The routine becomes a habit, and for the most part, we just go along with it.
But holidays and breaks throw a monkey wrench into our established routine and our practice habits can suffer.
I remember those days where I'd wake up, tell myself…
by Noa Kageyama, Ph.D.
Perhaps you remember being a child, and the excitement and anticipation of Christmas morning? For most kids, it's hard enough to wait until your parents are awake to dive into the presents under the tree. And for many budding musicians, the wait is even more unbearable because not only do they have to wait until their parents are awake, but they also have to get in a good practice session before they can open presents. Or was it just me?
Anyhow, the holidays can be a tricky time for musicians,…
It has been estimated that a tennis player will run an average of 1.5 kilometers during every hour of match play. Some matches can go as long as 3 hours or more, so that's a fair amount of running around.
At first glance it’d seem that tennis players would benefit from a lot of aerobic training to improve their ability to stay fresh deep into long matches. While that’s true, let’s take a closer look at the whole picture.
What do we usually do to increase aerobic fitness? We go running, we build…