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Practice Joy

The Practice Joy Music Practice Journal | Free Download

This free pdf will help you set repertoire goals and organize your practice sessions in a way that inspires joy. Crafting positive experiences in our practice sessions makes us want to practice even more.

In addition to traditional journal pages and the “practice joy” pages, you also get a guide to practicing joy.


7 Steps to Practice Joy While Practicing an Instrument

In this post, I consult research on “joy” in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy and discuss how joy can be treated as a practice. When we combine joy practice with daily music practice, we create a positive association. This association encourages us to practice our instruments more often and in a better mood. This post provides seven steps to cultivating your own practice of joy.