How do I become the best musician I can possibly be?
The answer is: to keep commitments to yourself.
This means, planning your practice and sticking to it because that is YOUR personal time! Sometimes it's hard to gauge just how much progress we're making in music. We tend to focus on all of the mistakes, and things we want to improve but there's not enough appreciation or acknowledgement for how far we've actually gotten.
If you've been consistent with music, then you must be making some awesome progress.
The best way to keep commitments to yourself and to stay consistent, and to that you must actively plan and mark your progress. This practice chart will help you map out one month's worth of progress. In addition, you can keep track of all of the other musical skills you are studying such as technique, theory, and listening. Lastly, if you've never written out a Repertoire List, then you must start one! A Repertoire List keeps track of all of your hard work. List out all of the pieces you've memorized, or performed, or can read all the way through with flow. Also list out your very own compositions.
As you will see from these charts, there is so much more to studying music than playing an instrument. Have fun and keep up the good work!
This PDF prints out on standard 8.5X11 paper in and looks great in both color and black and white.