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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Teaching Yourself a New Skill

Everyone wants to have a special skill or talent that separates them from the rest. For some, that encompasses the love of music. If you are ready to start a new adventure learning music, you don't have to out and pay for expensive tutors and private instruction. If you are dedicated to learning, it is possible to teach yourself. Here are some things you'll need.

An Achievable Goal
Without a goal in mind, you may find yourself quickly frustrated as you start trying to learn something new. Before you begin, it is best to set a goal that you know you will be able to achieve. It may be something as simple as dedicating thirty minutes each day to learning what you need into order to improve your skill. Once you have advanced in your skill, you can add new goals and milestones. The key to maintaining forward momentum in achieving new heights is making sure that your goals are achievable. If you are studying music, you don't want to set a goal of performing on stage within six weeks of starting.

Proper Equipment
The right equipment is necessary for anyone to learn a new skill. The problem with that is some skills can get expensive quickly. If you want to learn an instrument, for example, you may find that the cost is simply too much right now, but there are always alternatives. There may be local organizations or music groups looking for new members where you can learn a new instrument without having to buy it. If you are studying music for singing, you can start with affordable music workbooks for teaching yourself before you look for a way to advance that may be more expensive. When you are dedicated to learning, you will find a way to get access to the equipment you need.

A System for Accountability
You have a goal and the proper equipment to get started. The last thing you will need to make sure that you achieve your goals is a system that hold you accountable for meeting your milestones. This can be done in a variety of ways. If you want to make your goal public to your friends and family, keeping them updated on your progress can be a great way to keep yourself accountable. For those that want to stay private, a milestone chart can be an excellent way for you to see your progress.
 

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