10 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Music Practice : Deceptive Cadence : on NPR. Has great tips for getting your music practice in and how to better improve your time while practicing. Some of the highlights are having a quiet ready space for playing, tools and materials in reaching distance including a instrument out, set times in the day or on a difficult cord. Rome was not built in a day, nor is becoming a master over night. Enjoy the rest of the article or for videos check out one of David Finckel's video of his Practice Place.