Learn in Your Sleep or:
Put Your Bass Under Your Pillow for Maximum Practice Effect.
In this article I talk about the magic window of learning we get right before we drift into dream land. Another opportunity to maximize your practice bang with just a small pre-sleep routine. It is really easy and just takes remembering to do it! The pre-sleep routine consists of three steps. They involve:
- Thinking about the fact that you practiced (awesomeness, high five, you rule!)
- A brief overview recap of your practice session (the individual songs, scales, items you practiced)
- A more in-depth recap of one random thing you practiced (a particular scale, pattern, shape, the chorus of a song etc)
That’s it! If you do this right before sleep, you will enhance your learning during those zzzzzs. Don’t expect to wake up sounding like Jaco, but do expect that it will be better than yesterday, as you pick up your bass for today’s session!
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