I will start off this blog by saying that practice does not make perfect, it makes permanent. Perfect practice makes perfect. I learned this from Ms. Tochiki, and she plays a part in this post. She plays a part in it because with her I learned to play the trumpet, and I had to practice it a lot.
One thing I got out of practicing was learning how to do it for very long times without getting bored. Playing a few same songs over and over again starts to get a little boring, I have learned to practice things without getting bored by doing the same thing, but hanging it up a little to keep it interesting.
Another thing I got out of practicing the trumpet is how to practice effectively. For the any instrument you can slow down a song if it is too fast, learn it that way, and slowly speed it up. The same can go for speaking, say it slow, speed it up.
One final way I have learned to practice efficiently is by only practicing what you struggle with. When you practice easy things or things you have already mastered, it's a waste of time. Instead it's much more efficient to work on the things you actually need to work on and improve upon.
Being in band and learning to play the trumpet has helped me a lot with practicing, along with Ms. Tochiki's help. When you practice one thing, you can always find a way to use the skills that help you practice with one thing for another. Well, come back soon for more!
I am in 8th grade in my school's Advanced Media class. I love this class and I have been having lots of fun in it. This past year we went to San Diego, where STN was held, and the year before it was in Orlando. This year it was in Atlanta, Georgia.