The end of January is here – and I’m happy to say that I’ve completed a full month of blogging and a month of ukulele practice. Every minute of practice helps me to grow more confident in both skills. Life is good.
Yesterday we put up some ukulele hooks that we had special ordered at our local Long & McQuade - and what a difference they’ve made in our home already.
In order to learn an instrument you need to practice. Daily. To experiment and to build dexterity. Having your instruments tuned and easily accessible allows practice to fit into your schedule. Seeing your instruments encourages you to pick them up for the ten minutes before work or the five minutes left on the oven timer. When you take the time to practice your hands become stronger, you start to see connections, and you ldevelop you skill.
Musical skill, like writing, is gained from daily practice and hard work. In the past month I have been working on both and made great improvement. I’m excited and in the moment – which makes me want to keep going. To pursue excellence.
Practice makes perfect.