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  • Hours CHART for songs played for the month

    Posted by Cadgirl on June 1, 2021 at 4:24 am

    I put together an excel sheet so I can track the minutes that I am playing songs and challenges. I have a goal song of “Dream a Little Dream of me”. I thought I was putting in enough time of playing, till I actually started tracking the minutes I played the song. Last month, I only played my goal song 2 hours, this month over 8 hours. I don’t know if something like this would help any of you out, or even tracking your time is important to you, but it helps me. All I did was note the day and what I played. Then added the minutes I played. IPhone has a stop watch and yes, I’m that anal to use a stop watch while playing. No play days are noted in RED. A chart makes me accountable. My playing area is in the basement. The basement also has my washing machine and treadmill. I found that If I play for a while before I jump on the treadmill I get in a lot more time in. Then that extra ten minutes waiting for clothes to dry, I might as well use that time to play a tune. I hope this helps someone out.

    Cadgirl replied 2 years, 11 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Loraine

    June 1, 2021 at 4:52 am

    Great idea @Cadgirl . I keep a journal, but I have to admit it is hit or miss on whether I actually log something, and I’m usually guessing at the amount of time I put into something. I should probably pay more attention to that.

    • Cadgirl

      June 1, 2021 at 5:32 am

      @Loraine , I was floored at how much time I wasn’t putting in till I started tracking. I tried tracking what time I practiced and that just didn’t work for me. I just plan on the first time I go in the basement (where I play), I sit for at least 10 minutes to play something. My chart is the same as a journal. At least your tracking something. I’ve always been a computer gal, so the excel sheets are my friend. Easy for me, not so easy for someone else. Thanks for the comment.

  • Michael-K73

    June 1, 2021 at 6:27 am

    So your basement is really a Music Studio/Fitness Center/Laundromat. 😉

    That rocks! 😉

    Good job Cad-girl


    • Cadgirl

      June 1, 2021 at 7:32 am

      Yes, it is. Since moving my music studio in the basement I get a ton more playing done. My husband moved an overstuffed chair with ottoman down there too. Maybe he thinks if it’s closer to the washer and dryer I’d get some housework done 🙂

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