Checklist First Draft
Lately I’ve been reading The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right. I’m working on a simple, yet effective practice checklist. Here’s the first draft:
|Have your supplies and materials.
Prepare to play.
Clear your mind
|WARMUP – clear your mind and play slow easy warmups. Use a warmup that relates to your playing and repertoire.
CHECK POSITION –
PLAN – Pick a small section
OUTCOME – Decide on the results
PLAY – Observe results
SOLVE – Create a course of action or correction
|EVALUATE – was the mission accomplished Are there new skills that need acquiring? Put these into future warmups.
DECIDE if material was learned well enough or if it needs to be a part of next session
CHOOSE music for next session
SMILE – you just practiced!