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mus-e-journal - Online Journal

The online mus-e-journal  presents research papers of musical disciplines and arts such as musicology/ethnomusicology, theory, technology, education, in addition to composition and performance.  
"mus-e-journal" was founded in January 2008 as a non-profit online magazine in order to promote the musical arts and sciences and is published semiannually by the Muse Institute in English and Greek.   Submissions are welcome for evaluation at: mus-e-journal@muse.gr

Editorial Board

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is comprised of internationally recognized musicologists, theorists, composers and performers, most of whom hold doctoral degrees, teach in leading universities, or direct music ensembles and institutes in Europe and the US.

Honorary Advisory Board

Honorary Advisory Board

Dinos Constantinides, PhD: Professor, School of Music, Louisiana State University

Frederick Hemke, DMA: Professor, School of Music, Northwestern University

Dimitris Themelis, PhD: Emeritus professor, Department of Music, Aristotelian University

Stephen L. Syverud, PhD: Professor, School of Music, Northwestern University

Mike Vaughan, PhD: Professor, Director of the School of Humanities, Keele University 
Antonis Ladopoulos: Thoughts on Practicing Jazz Print E-mail

Four great Jazz musicians & teachers: My experiences as a student

Published: 18/05/2015

On Practicing in general
Practicing is perhaps the most important habit for every active musician.  Talent and passion for the music or love for an individual instrument may still be the very reason to become a musician but, as it has been witnessed so many times in the past, the only way for someone to enjoy playing music is by first mastering the tools of the art form itself.  Practicing is the single most important habit which will enable one to achieve this goal, assuming that some amount of talent is already inherently present. This is not true for instrumentalists only, as healthy practicing habits should also be acquired by theorists, composers, conductors, music teachers and so on.  Music is a transcendent art form and can appear in many ways and shapes in our everyday life, but the very act of making music needs discipline and hard work.

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