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The Everest Effect: Monitoring Your Progess

Keeping a practice diary will not only help you monitor your progress and motivate you, but will also organize your daily practice sessions. Focusing on specific aspects of playing and taking notes, documenting your observations and ideas, will not only make you a better player, but also a better teacher to yourself and others.

Here is an example of how you could organize your diary: 

1)    Determine a “Focus of The Day”

2)    Main Category:   
               - Scales
               -Double Stops
               -Bow Technique

       3)   Subcategory:      
              -Bow/Right Arm
              -Left Hand

       4) Additional Subcategories:
             -Double Stops
             -String Crossings

       5) Separate Section for Practice Schedules
            - for busy days: plan out your practice in minutes, categories, breaks, etc.

Here is an example of what a practice diary entry may look like. In my video, I’m giving more detailed instructions.