This starter pack of 18 cards is ideal for motivating practice-resistant students to spend more time with their instrument.
Two decks are included: a 7-card Daily Practice deck, and an 11-card Try This! deck.
The seven-card Daily Practice deck helps motivate students to practice by framing practice in an encouraging, positive light. Five cards tell the student that they are about to get better because they are going to practice today. One card tells the student that they can take a break today, but if they want to practice, they can keep the card and use it another day. One card tells the student that they do not have to practice, but they should play their instrument that day for fun for at least 20 minutes.
The eleven-card Try This! deck gives students creative options for practicing that will improve their concentration, critical thinking and musicianship. The cards are used in conjunction with the premium or free Practice Progress Perfection game boards. Cards include practice suggestions such as playing super-slowly, recording yourself and playing back the recording after 10 minutes of practice, and asking friends or family to try to distract the student while playing by telling corny jokes or making funny faces.
Cards are generally instrument-agnostic and may be used with pianists, wind players, brass players, percussionists, and vocalists.
Future expansion packs will increase the possibilities for active practice engagement.
Not all 11 cards in the Try This! deck have to be used.
- Bridge-sized playing cards are 2.25″ x 3.5″ (57mm x 89mm).
- 270gsm card stock with blue core and smooth laminated finish
- Full color printing on card backs, black and white card front
- Weight: ~1.5 ounces (46g)
All card decks arrive shrink-wrapped and packaged with a 4.5″x5.5″ instruction booklet.