Columbus Day is for practicing music
Since last week was kind of a poor practice week, I thought I would make up for it by being dedicated today. It was a holiday, I got my rest by taking a nap this morning, and I really had no excuses. So I started by doing two hours on the cello and then did half an hour on the accordion.
By the way, I came across an interesting article on the issue of how many hours a day should be devoted to practicing a musical instrument. Basically, it depends on when you start to lose focus. Studies show that usually starts around the two-hour mark and very few people can go four hours. I think if I stepped my game up to, say, an hour during the week and two hours during the weekend, I would see dramatic improvements. I don’t know if it is feasible, though. Sometimes I come home and I am just exhausted. Certainly it would be a nice goal.