First, Learn to Practice is a book about how to practice a musical instrument – after all, if you want to learn how to play guitar (or any other instrument), you have to learn how to practice the guitar. It’s suitable for all musicians – professionals and amateurs, students and beginners, adults and kids. Whether you play in a concert hall or your own basement, First, Learn to Practice can show you how to get the most pleasure, and the most progress, out of your practice time.
Equal parts philosophy and nuts-and-bolts, First, Learn to Practice offers simple, straightforward concepts that are easy to understand and apply. Read more
About Tom Heany
Tom Heany has been learning how to play guitar his whole life, as a student, a teacher, a player, a writer and, yes, a practicer - for 13,000 hours, give or take a few. For 18 years he was the Director of Programming for the National Music Foundation, where he developed and ran the American Music Education Initiative and the Berkshire Music Festival. As a contributing editor for the National Guitar Workshop, he wrote about musical subjects ranging from the Grammy Awards to Tuvan throat-singing. Read more
Excerpt from the Book
No one ever tells you how to practice. They all say, “If you want to be any good, you have to practice.” Read more