It’s been said many times over those that learn an instrument have more focus than those who never learn to play. If you made the commitment to learn a new instrument, it’s likely that you’re struggling to get to an adequate level. Here are four ways you can implement to enhance your music skills and your focus.
Many people falsely believe that they just need to practice more to get better. The truth is that, while practice is an important part of developing your skills, your results are only going to be as good as you practice. First, you need to ensure you’re practicing right by spending a great deal of time listening to the song. You want to have the song playing often throughout the day. Whether it’s when you’re getting ready in the morning or taking a break in the afternoon, you should have that one song playing. This will ingrain the music into your head and make your practice better.
CBD has been known to assist the human body in a lot of things. When it comes to your music skills, can help you focus. It will enhance the amount of blood flow into your frontal lobe. Studies have shown that those who are highly creative have a higher than normal blood flow through their frontal lobe. CBD can also be helpful in reducing inflammation in your body. Whether it’s your fingers holding that guitar pick or your elbow sawing your fiddle, CBD can reduce inflammation and pain so you can get back to practicing more often.
Focus on Small Problems
One surefire way to get overwhelmed when trying to increase your abilities is to focus on the big picture. Instead, you need to spend some time breaking it down into small, manageable problems. Consider problems you have with pitch, rhythm, phrases, breathing, fingering, or song forms. Then, focus on fixing one problem at a time.
Always Pick Something Specific to Practice
We touched on practicing the right way above because it makes such a big difference in your progress and skill development. When you sit down to practice, you should have something in mind that you’re working on. A small, specific goal should be picked out for each practice session. This will ensure you’re practicing with intent rather than just practicing for the sake of practice.
Improving your music skills doesn’t have to be overly difficult to do. Rather, most people tend to do so in the wrong ways that make getting better seem like a true challenge. If you implement the four tactics above, you’ll be well on your way to enhancing your music skills and increasing your focus.
Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan