Monday, August 15, 2005
The most exciting and popular (OK, the only) practicing pact in the blogosphere is back. If you're (like me) someone who wants to practice piano (or oboe, or cello, or double bass, or guitar, or ...) but needs to somehow feel accountable to a person or group in order to make practicing a priority ... you've come to the right place!
Simply log your minutes/hours each day in the comments to this post.* To find this post, you can click on the link in my sidebar (beneath the piano icon). I'm also interested in knowing what you're working on, so feel free to include your pieces--and any triumphs, struggles, or frustrations you're having with them--in the update. In addition, if you've posted something on your blog about a practice session, a jam session, or any other music-related activity, let me know, and I'll link it in the end-of-week roundup.
You don't have to sign up or be "approved" or anything. So feel free to just join in. Most of us here are amateur (i.e., non-professional) musicians who have jobs, kids, house payments, and other everyday responsibilities that always try to get in the way of studying and practicing music as much as we'd like.
There are no prizes or awards--the real reward is the practice time you've made for yourself. Each week (probably Saturday or Sunday), I'll post the "top three" folks who put in the most practice time (along with any practice-related links submitted for the week).
*Post minutes for August 14-20 in the comments to this post.