The Art of Practice by Steve Smith

On January 24, 2014, in Advice, Lessons, by Magnolia Guitar

Steve Smith is a drummer who has worked with hundreds of artists, but is mostly known for being the drummer of the rock band Journey during their peak years of success.

In this video, he talks about the “Art of Practice” and how he approaches it. His advice should sound familiar to any of my students. Though he’s a drummer, you should notice how relatable his experience and advice is to us as guitar players. Practice is a state of mind, of discipline and how you relate to you instrument and music.

If you hate practice, you’re either not in the right frame of mind or not doing it right at all. A professional musician sees practice as challenging.


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