Twelve Practice Tips From Wynton Marsalis

wyntonEveryone has to practice, even the pros! Here are twelve practice tips from legendary trumpet player Wynton Marsalis:

1. Seek instruction
2. Make a schedule
3. Set and track your goals
4. Concentrate while practicing
5. Relax and practice slowly
6. Practice what you can’t play
7. Always play with maximum expression
8. Don’t be too hard on yourself
9. Don’t be a showoff
10. Think for yourself
11. Be optimistic
12. Look for connections between music and other things