Category Archives: Positive Thinking

Controlling Your Inner Voice

David Motto’s Practice Tip of the Week: Take Control of Your Inner Voice It’s important to use your inner voice very carefully when you practice and perform. Did you just think to yourself, “What inner voice?” If you did, that’s … Continue reading

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Do SOMETHING Every Day

David Motto’s Practice Tip of the Week:Do Something Every Day It’s important to make practicing a regular part of your life. Even on the days when you don’t want to do anything musically, it’s important to get started. And you … Continue reading

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SMART Goals

Using the SMART Goals System to Get What You Want Setting goals is great. Accomplishing those goals is even better! Everyone working on new skills, getting ready for competition, growing their business, or trying to get their ideas heard and … Continue reading

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Practice TODAY

David Motto’s Practice Tip of the WeekPractice TODAY Reasons Musicians Don’t Practice Every Day Today’s practice tip is a variation of last week’s “Practice Every Day.” But, it’s a very important variation. Here’s why: Even though musicians know they’ll benefit … Continue reading

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Pursue Your Passion

What could you do today for 7 – 10 minutes to move you toward something you’ve always wanted to do? These short bursts of highly focused energy are the very essence of my Ten Minute Virtuoso method for building success. … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Frustration

David Motto’s Practice Tip of the Week:How to Deal with Frustration Frustration is Bound to Happen It goes without saying that when you practice music, you are trying to play things that you don’t currently know how to play. Practicing … Continue reading

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Feel Calm Stay Focused

David Motto’s Practice Tip of the Week:How to Feel Calm and Stay Focused Transitioning into the Zone Making the transition from all the crazy activity of your day to the relative calm of your practice room is not automatic. This … Continue reading

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Music You Love vs Music You Have to Learn

David Motto’s Practice Tip of the Week:Music You Love vs. Music You Have to Learn Inspiration and Play Being inspired by the music you are mastering is the ultimate motivational tool for practicing. Music you love will put the focus … Continue reading

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Inner Critic vs Inner Coach vs Inner Cheerleader

What do you call your inner voice? The most common name for our inner voice is the Inner Critic. Does it have to be that way? I think we would be better off if we could change our inner critic … Continue reading

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Controlling Your Inner Voice

David Motto’s Practice Tip of the Week: Controlling Your Inner Voice   It’s important to use your inner voice very carefully when you practice and perform. (Did you just think to yourself, “WHAT inner voice?” If you did, THAT’S the … Continue reading

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