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Steps to a good practice

7 steps to practicing a piece on piano:
 
1. Always check on what Key Signature you are in, rather you are in a Major key or a Minor key, also    make sure to check to see if you have any flat’s (b), sharp’s (#) or natural’s.
2. Next would be what Time Signature you are in, rather its 4/4, 3/4, or 2/4 ect ….
3. Now check on the Tempo it is asking for, like “Adagio, Andante, Moderato and or Allegro" ect …  
4. For Piano Player’s start with just your Right Hand until you get it down solid with a comfortable           tempo so start off with like a very slow tempo.
5. Then next step is just Left Hand, until you get that down solid with a comfortable tempo.
6. Then go ahead and use Both Hands and again with a comfortable tempo.
7. Now pull out that Metronome, start working your way to the correct tempo. 
 
6 steps to practicing a piece on trumpet:
 
1. Always check on what Key Signature you are in, rather you are in a Major key or a Minor key, also     make sure to check to see if you have any flat’s (b), sharp’s (#) or natural’s.
2. Next would be what Time Signature you are in, rather its 4/4, 3/4, or 2/4 ect ….
3. Now check on the Tempo it is asking for, like “Adagio, Andante, Moderato and or Allegro" ect … 
4. For Trumpet Player's start going very slow and tongue everything. 
5. Next I would cut the piece in half; work on the part’s that you are having problems with in a                     comfortable tempo. 
6. Then go back to the beginning of the piece, pull out your Metronome. Start working your way to the      correct tempo. 
 
Notes:
 
Remember to always use a Metronome, for beginner Piano Player's say the letter note names out loud. You should always find the hardest part of the piece and play it like 3 times or more to make sure you have it down.  Always allow yourself time to practice for 30 minutes to 1 hour for any beginner piano player. Remember to take breaks in your daily practice, for 30 minutes take a 10 minute break, for 1 hour take a 30 minute break. This will help you refocus your mind on the music when you take a break from the piece you are working on. I would never practice no more than 30 minutes to 1 hour everyday with one day off. 
For Trumpet Player's, allow yourself time to rest in your daily practice. If you practice for 30 minutes then you should rest for 10 minutes, if you practice for 1 hour then rest for 30 minutes, if you practice for 2 hours then I would take three 30 minutes breaks but you should never practice no more than 30 minutes to 1 hour everyday with a one day off. This applies to beginners trumpet players. Not only will it help you refocus on the music when you take breaks but it will also help you with your lips not getting so tried so easy. And remember to always use a Metronome!

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