Here’s a tutorial on how to use Your Practice Journal. This is something new to the site: a way to track what you practice.

Key Take-aways πŸ—

  • Find Your Practice Journal at the bottom of any lesson page (including this one), or the Home Page
  • Click the orange βŠ• icon to create an entry.
  • You can tag entries as “Daily Practice” or “Weekly Review”
  • Take short notes to help you remember things as you practice
  • You can add links to external sites (like Youtube, Spotify, etc.) using the link button
  • Use the πŸ”Ž icon (top right hand corner) to your previous entries
  • Let the journaling process to be interesting and fun – don’t see it as a chore πŸ•ΊπŸΎ

Add links to lessons

You can add links to lessons to your practice journal. FiddleHed Deb asked about this, so I made a quick tutorial.

Things you might want to take notes on:

⏰ Time (when you practiced, how long, how many days)

🎢 Tunes

πŸͺœ Techniques (Scales, bowing, ear-training, etc.)

πŸ† What went well

πŸ“ˆ What could use improvement

🧠 What you learned

πŸ“† What you’ll do next (tomorrow or next week)

Let me know if you have suggestions or ideas to improve this. Leave a comment or email me.

10 responses to “How To Use Your Practice Journal

  1. Due to my limited data and slow internet speed, I won’t be able to participate in zoom lessons or do much in the way of downloading and uploading but there are so many cool and useful things here that I’ll be able to benefit from. I wish I subscribed a long time ago, but hey, better late than never.
    I found Fiddlehed a couple of years ago on YouTube and learned a couple of tunes from those lessons but the Jerusalem Ridge lesson is the reason I finally subscribed.

  2. Hello I am currently testing FiddleHed because I like your courses a lot and if after the test period I like it I would like to continue paying but I see that already after 6 days some things no longer work No way to open the journal and update it. it is Broken.

      1. Great to hear your checking out FiddleHed and enjoying Jason’s lessons πŸ™‚
        And awesome that the journal system is working again. Please let us know as you notice anything that could use improving, we really appreciate hearing about it.

  3. Jason: In your video on practice journal, you said you couldn’t get the video link link in your entries to open in a new tab. The solution is to type the words “new window” (but without the quotations marks) into the field marked Target when you are creating the link. Then Submit.

    Usually the target field has a couple of drop down choices, which aren’t here, so just type it in.

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