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Keeping a practice diary...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Kamuilija, Jul 12, 2012.


  1. Hi all,

    I've been keeping a double bass diary since last September. Today I compiled a half-year statistic from the little book. I've been thinking on how to increase my total playing time, and the statistics show a simple way to do it.

    This is the sum of the diary, from 1st Jan to 30th June 2012:

    31 band practices
    20 gigs
    3 jam sessions
    141 hours of playing and
    73 days not touching the bass

    Little streams and big rivers, indeed! In the hectic everyday I sometimes don't even notice a day go by without playing, but the diary brings me back to reality... Even a half-hour of practice on each of those 73 days would have given me another 30-odd hours of total playing time.

    One day at a time, today is a good day to play the bass.

    yours,

    Maksim
     
  2. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Do you also keep track of what you worked on when practicing? That's a good practice to get into.
     
  3. Ed, I do. I have a little (size A5) diary for these simpler markings, for example

    Tue 10th July: warm-up 20 mins, GIG Hohka @ Kaustinen Folk Music Festival 20.30-21.30​


    and a big (size A4) project book for a more thorough approach, for example

    Tue 10th July:

    warm-up 20 mins:
    run H-clamp from hotel room (700m)
    (for the other things, I don't know the warm-up vocabulary in English, but you can imagine)

    GIG Hohka @ Kaustinen FMF, Café Mondo 20.30-21.30, 70 people

    Set list

    What went well (why?)
    What didn't go that well (why?)
    How to deal with the latter​

    yours,
    Maksim
     

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