Time to practice
practice got to run
no time practice
too hard work
don’t wanna practice e mail
no motivation later
Try this: Five minute practice * One measure practice
Sometimes it is hard to find time to practice. Sometimes motivation is the problem.
It is hard to disagree with practicing for five minutes and even harder to disagree with practicing only one measure. And you can mean exactly what you say. Five minutes and one measure; no more, no less.
I have talked about Deep Practice before and this little trick is not only good to get you to the piano everyday, but it engages the musician in focused, slow repetition. Really feel the keys beneath your fingers. Stick to the same fingering.
This is one of my favorite practice tips: Set your metronome on an extremely slow tempo. Play each note/chord for 6 clicks. Then move on the the next note/chord for 6 counts(until you are at the end of the measure) Then set the metronome for 5 clicks, then 4, 3, 2, 1.