Josh Turkett is a neurologists that has spent time developing how to videos and courses on banjo. There are some shorter videos, like this one, that are not instrument specific and can be applied to all instruments...how we learn in general. Where the book This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel Levitin seemed to cover alot of material pertaining to studies and different ideas, Josh's book seems more specific with what to do with things learned from all those studies.
Alot of this may be things people already do, but if youre just starting out on an instrument this is a must watch. It may save you in time spent in ineffective practice sessions.
This is the kind of information EVERYONE can benefit from!
I really like Josh Turkett and I've wanted to watch ALL 29 of his "Brainjo Bites" videos, but still quite a few to go!
Josh gets into GREAT core issues, like 'ending frustration' and 'breaking bad habits', plus he answers MANY questions that have been previously asked here (including by me), on the forum!
"The Illusion of Expertise" is about a common motivation trap!
Thanks for reminding me about this great series. 🥰
...just ordered, "The Laws of Brainjo: The Art & Science of Molding A Musical Mind".
im making my way through all of that playlists.. he also has a podcast similar to the youtube vids..alot of the same stuff.
in "The Illusion of Expertise" you mentioned he said this and i thought it like one of those motivational quotes you see on pictures in meeting rooms...lol.. but its pretty cool
""The space of possibility with music is limitless"
Wish I'd known about Josh Turkett's book & his videos when I started playing the Fiddle.
Really think this should be required reading for ALL students learning musical instruments.
I hope to keep all this in mind, as I also try to point my Grandkids in the best direction for learning.
Thanks for posting these - really interesting information. TBH, I KNOW my practice sessions are NOT well planned! Very unfocused and right down lazy, though I enjoy them a lot even with the frustrations of not getting the sound I want, LOL. Right now I am on a LOA from work so have felt it ok to do a lot of 'playing around' instead of focused efforts. But in a couple of weeks I will likely be going back to work. My practice time and energy will be much less then and I have worried about that. Hopefully I will take to heart the points in these videos and still be able to improve
This is such a GREAT thread!
The Brainjo videos in the OP are such an EXCELLENT breakdown of what's important in practice, to achieve growth!
I wanted to share an extremely simplified video that can help anyone who feels they have stopped progressing.
"5 Reasons Why You Don't See Results" by Julia (Violinspiration).
Here's a link to another Practice Thread - Darol Anger Interview About Practice Thread
...continue to grow!