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Doing Music Homework: A Hassle-Free Strategy For Rookies


Regular assignments in such subjects as languages, literature, and even sciences are usual for all students. Music classes and music homework are things that not everyone undertakes, so there are more questions connected to them. Let’s see what experienced people recommend for the sake of effective and quick handling of the music assignments.

  1. Divide a big assignment into several parts. Give each of them 20-30 minutes and then have breaks. It will be much better than if you sweat over them for a couple of hours, feeling that your fingers get numb and that your ears are completely tired of listening to your own sounds.
  2. Having practiced or studied in the evening, repeat everything in the morning. Repetition is very useful for such subjects as music because it trains you and your memory. Besides that, in the morning, you will be able to hear your possible mistakes better.
  3. Discuss the demands to the assignments with your teacher. You need to know what you are expected to earn from a certain type of assignment, which achievements are expected from you, which nuances require additional attention, etc.
  4. Be careful when putting down the assignment. Quite often it happens that problems with music homework are caused by improperly understood tasks. If you see that something is not clear for you, ask your teacher immediately and make sure that you have no more questions.
  5. Motivate yourself even in case something goes totally wrong. Find what’s gone well and praise yourself for this achievement. No matter what causes the trouble, put it aside and try after a pause. At best, switch over to other types of activity, like physical exercising.
  6. Having found something that you don’t understand in the very subject, always ask your teachers to explain it to you one more time. If your parents or siblings are not musicians, there will be nobody to help you when you get stuck in the assignment for long hours. As well, if you feel that you have weak skills in a certain area of the subject, ask your teacher whether it’s possible to take additional classes or a separate training.
  7. Try to involve your friends or members of your family. They will enjoy it a lot even if they think that they won’t. Even if they have no good ear for music, they will be able to help you correct your mistakes and observe your progress. It will be a great motivation for you and a lovely time to spend together.