It is New Year’s Eve, and you may be exhausted of all those year-end summaries that fill social media (who even has nine instagram photos from one year? …this blog…oh right…). There is a reason why we do that though; it’s fun to remember everything that happened in the year. I’ll keep this one short; here is the countdown of the 3 best posts from 2018!
3. How to Practice Like a Prodigy (A guide for those incredible geniuses who only ever excelled at their craft)
So if you’re a child prodigy, unlike me, practicing is something so easy that you’ve never really needed a blog post to teach you how to practice. You’re probably already taking these steps, but if you need a reminder, this post is for you!
For the rest of us, I enjoy being silly every once in a while. I can’t believe this one made top three because I honestly didn’t put that much effort into it, but the results did teach me that I don’t have to be so uptight all the time.
2. 3 Questions to Ask When You Feel Pointless as a Musician
We’ve all had those times in the practice room or even during a performance (*gasp*) when we don’t feel like there’s a purpose to all our hard work. We could, in theory, be doing something else with our lives, but here we are, toiling away in the practice room. These three questions help me work through those moments, and I hope they help you too.
1. Waging War: 5 Battle Strategies to Defeat Impostor Syndrome
This one is near to my heart because I, too, feel like an impostor most of the time. I really enjoyed doing the research for it; it made me feel a lot less alone, especially since all these famous people feel the same way. I recommend this to everyone who is a person, and I really hope it helps someone out there!
Finally, I just want to say thank you to all my followers out there. To all the people who joined me from the start and everyone who joined the herd in 2018, thank you for giving me a place in the blogosphere. And here’s to 2019: let’s make it the best. Until next year, signing off.
Hi, I’m Amy!
I’m a PhD studying Music Theory & Cognition at Northwestern University in Chicago.
I love teaching, which is why you’ll find me teaching music theory on social media (@girlinbluemusic).
Music is something I believe everyone should have the chance to learn, so I’m doing everything I can to support affordable music education around the world.
In addition to all of this, I also love exploring Chicago, boxing, rock climbing, and just enjoying life. That’s an important part of being a musician too!
Even if you don’t purchase anything from me, I hope you got at least one big takeaway from this platform: the music you want to make is already in you.
You just need some help getting it out of you!
No matter what you choose to do, I’m here to help you become the best musician you can be!
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