Dealing with Boredom in the Practice Room

Hey there, this is John Henny and today I want to talk about Dealing With Boredom In The Practice Room. 

One of my favorite quotes about learning an instrument is from I believe it was the musician Robert Fripp who said this, when someone asked him, How do I know if I have what it takes to learn an instrument, he told them sit on the floor for half an hour and do absolutely nothing. And if you can do that, you might have what it takes to learn an instrument. 

Now, there is a potential degree of boredom when learning to sing because you have to do the same things over and over again to learn these precise coordinations. And it can get boring. However, if you are bored, I say you’re not paying enough attention. You don’t have enough awareness, and even more, there is no reason to ever be bored when learning to sing What you need to focus on is increasing your awareness, your awareness of sensation, your awareness of what your voice sounds like, and your awareness of coordinations, your focus of all of these things coming together. And as you pay attention to all of these things happening, you will never have an opportunity to be bored. 

There are always things to refine and to balance and to experience more deeply. In fact, I have found that practicing meditation has really helped me pay deeper, deeper attention to the singing process, and I highly recommend you get a meditation app and begin to explore just training your brain to get more quiet and more aware of what’s happening. And you will not be bored as you become a better and better singer. 

Hey, for more about me My Teachings go to johnhenny.com. You could also check out my podcast up there in the menu just click on podcast. It’s called The Intelligent Vocalist and if you like these tips, I think you’ll love my podcast. 

We’ll talk soon. Thank you