How should I practice and how much should I practice?

Practice smart and focus. Avoid making mistakes as much as you can and keep thinking about what you are doing and MAKE SURE that you notice straight away when you make mistakes and try to not repeat the same mistakes, because you would be wasting too much time.

One of the most important things to remember is never repeat the same mistake because you will get frustrated, the whole practice session will not be fun and you will progress very slowly.

Give yourself time to think about everything you learn, especially when you learn something that you have never done before.It doesn’t matter how smart you are, your hands need some time to practice and remember how to move and hold the right notes.

The more often you practice, the better you will be. You don’t need to practice for a long time, but you do need to practice as often as you can to make your hands remember what to do and to synchronize your thinking, listening, feeling and playing.

For beginners, I would suggest practising between half an hour to one hour a day (minimum). For experienced players, you will know when you need to stop and I would suggest not to practice more than two hours in one go. Have a break and start again.

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