After a few post and my morning cup of coffee I am ready to ask the question that I have been afraid to ask for awhile....not sure why.
How is a practice log helpful? I understand that it allows you to track what you have worked on, but in what way does it help you become a better musician? I was told to keep one about a year ago and never started it. Two nights ago I said to heck with it and started an online "practice blog". I did this so that I had something to hold me accountable for practicing. Not to help me advance.
It seems to me that the only thing that would help in a journal or log sense would be a very high quality recorder at every practice sesion allowing you to hear our advances and being able to listen for what you need to work on.
My final issue with the journal is knowing what to write. Would one just write "Clake #2 at 144 for 10 min" "major scales 16th notes at 160 for 5 min"? or would you go into mor detail and explain your playing issues of the day and what you did well on also?
Though I am not sure what, I hope to gain something out of what I have started. Does anyone keep a practice journal? If so has it helped you in any way (not just to make you a better player).
Thanks in advance,