A good practice space helps you have focus and inspiration. Here are some tips for setting yours up.
How to make your practice space effective
- Comfortable place to sit for a couple hours
- A good drum throne works great (Roc N Soc)
- Or an appropriately padded musician stool (barstool?)
- Adjustable, maybe arms drop down or you can swivel/roll without having to get up to do other things
- Maintain good posture
- Don’t forget you might want to stand to feel like a performance
- Free of clutter and distractions
- Maybe also some nice environmental things to make you feel happy/relaxed
- Wall hanging? a lava lamp? particular rug? a picture or painting that inspires?
- Fairly temperature/humidity controlled, most places in a house work fine
- Instrument, amp, gear are always there and ready
- Reliable power
- Guitar stand
- Pedalboard is there
- All cables needed are in place in the practice space
- Ways to play music you’re learning
- Consider not using a computer for this?
- Bluetooth speaker for phone
- Audio interface?
- Notebook with pen or pencil
- Stand for iPad/tablet or phone?
- Something to record yourself
- Might be that same iPad, tablet, computer, or phone
- If you want next level, might have a cheap audio interface for $69 or $99 to feed to your device or computer that lets you record higher fidelity bass