If Music is a Language, What Can We Learn From Polyglots? 6 Tips on Practicing from World-Class Language Speakers

Music is a Language

“Music is the universal language of mankind.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

#1 Develop a “mistakes-oriented” mindset

#2 Learning a language is about optimizing exposure

Music is a Language
Music is a Language

#3 Get an accountability partner, teacher, or someone to practice with

Music is a Language
Music is a Language

#4 Connect as many senses as possible during your practice

Music is a Language
Music is a Language

“Language needs to be processed, not memorized.”

#5 Start with the most common words and phrases

#6 When you learn something new, use it right away.

Music is a Language
Music is a Language

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Nashville-Based Writer & Musician —Writing about practicing music and whatever else comes to mind.