Practice 10 minutes

I saw a blog post about how it can be better to practice for 10 minutes a day than an hour a day. What?

My take on it is, it’s better to practice for 10 minutes than 0 minutes. It’s not how long you practice, but how frequently you practice.

Some practice is better than no practice.

So 10 minutes a day for 7 straight days is better than practicing the same amount of time (70 minutes) all in one session. It has something to do with repeated practice (like a sport). Obviously, the longer each practice session the better (up to a point).

So don’t skip a day. Instead, do a shorter practice that day. Some practice is better than no practice. And I believe you should practice songwriting, not just your instrument or voice.

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One Response to “Practice 10 minutes”

  1. Ben Hundley Says:

    Dear Songwriter,
    I feel as if ten minutes is solid in regard to song writing, but perhaps not as much for practicing one’s musical insteument. So, I agree with your premise when it applies to composing and song writing, but perhaps not practice in general. If one takes breaks for ten minutes every hour, that would appear reasonable. Personally, however, I generally like to practice until my backside hurts (!). Good luck to you!! I also compose, by the way, and will take your advice to heart. Regards, Benjamin

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