Mindfulness in Music

It's very easy to be playing or practising music with only half a mind on the task at hand. Musicians should always play to the very best of their ability whether they are practising at home or performing live.

Every note should be focused on completely, the timing carefully monitored. This is where I believe mindfulness can be a huge help. The very act of focusing fully on the music or exercise you are performing is itself a form of meditation.

So, the next time you are mindlessly 'noodling' or playing a through a 'comfortable' song whilst wondering what's for dinner, or with half a mind on the TV... stop, and immerse yourself fully in what you are doing and try to do it the best you possibly can, every time. You will make far greater gains, and benefit from the musical meditation.

Martyn