companion site to The Musician's Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness
by Gerald Klickstein, published by Oxford University Press
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The documents on this page powerfully aid music practice, performance preparation and other sorts of creative work. Feel free to download and print them for educational and self-study purposes but please don't share, post or republish them without my permission. Adobe Acrobat Reader required.

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Practice Sheet
Document your practice goals in the five practice zones. See pages 6-10 of The Musician’s Way.

Practice Schedule
Along with an electronic calendar, a paper schedule helps many of us boost our productivity. Print out this chart and then mark the times when you'll practice.

Practice Log
Note when you work and what you achieve,
as described in The Musician’s Way, pages 7-11.

Practice Log Check Sheet
Check off each day that you practice specific titles. Great for planning too!

Practice Assessment
32 true/false statements to assess your practice habits. Excerpted from Chapter 5 of The Musician’s Way.

Performance Skill Assessment
Gauge your expertise with performance skills. See Part II of The Musician’s Way and the Music Performance articles on The Musician's Way Blog.

30-day Graph of Practice Time or Quality
Create a visual chart of your daily practice.

Sample 30-day Graph of Daily Practice Time
How a student used a graph to manage and increase his practice time.

Concert Preparation Timeline
Plan details over weeks or months. See a sample on The Musician’s Way, p. 218.

Pre-performance Inventory
Ensure that you and your equipment are ready before you depart for an event. Pages 157-163 of The Musician’s Way include a description and model.

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