You're probably looking in the background and wondering who the new addition is! Meet Totem (at least, that's what I call him). He's a totem buddy that appears in the beautiful puzzle game Monument Valley, and I picked him up at PAX West 2016 last weekend! He's so cute, and the best part: each cube on his body rotates!!
Besides Totem joining the little video background family, this video was an interesting one to film because I initially didn't want to film it! I don't like repeating myself on my channel, but enough of you guys were asking more about time management (even subscribers that I'm certain had already watched my first Time Management video) that I was convinced that it was time to make part 2 of Time Management for Musicians.
Everything I talk about in these videos is from direct experience. I learned the hard way! I spent hours and hours and hours banging my head against my practice room walls because I was trying to practice in ways that I had been told were the "right" way to practice, but they just weren't working for me! I spent a long time thinking I was just doomed to be a mediocre flutist. It took until my master's degree and the instruction of the lovely Linda Lukas (2nd Flutist of the San Francisco Symphony, flute professor at San Francisco State University) for me to realize that I had just been practicing the wrong ways for me! Sure, those practice methods worked for my friends, but they just weren't fit for me.
Think about it like clothes. Just because a shirt looks really good on your friend, it doesn't necessarily mean the same shirt looks just as amazing on you. Maybe the color doesn't flatter your skin tone well. Maybe the fit isn't cut for your body type. Maybe you need a different size. As it turns out, practice methods are the same!
So go forth and explore all the different practice methods there are out there (and don't be shy to make up your own practice techniques!) and find which ones work for you!
Happy practicing! <3