PRactice Tools

Tonal Energy
App for iOS and Android
Hands down the best all-in-one tuner/metronome app on the market. This app does it all. You can even record within the app and listen back at slower speeds. By far the most used app on my phone!
download for iOS 
download on Google Play

Seconds Pro Interval Trainer
App for iOS and Android
This is a customizable interval training timer app. It's a great tool to use to time your practice sessions. Customize it any way you wish and have the timer do the rest. 
download for iOS
download on Google Play

How to Create Spliced Recordings of Your Excerpts
Audition Playbook blog post
I provide step-by-step instructions on how to turn full length recordings into spliced excerpts. 
read here

"How to practice effectively...for just about anything" by Annie Bosler and Don Greene
TED Ed video
Annie Bosler and Don Greene explain how practice affects the inner workings of our brains.
watch here

Joyce DiDonato: Master Class at Carnegie Hall
Facebook video
Opera masterclass in which DiDonato talks about focusing on process over result.
watch here

"Practice and the Law of Diminishing Returns" by Toby Oft
website article
Toby Oft, principal trombonist of the Boston Symphony, writes about the Law of Diminishing Returns as it pertains to musicians.
read here

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