5-3/4 x 8-1/4 inches; spiral-bound; 224 pages
Very few pipers and drummers have the good fortune or lifestyle that allow full run-throughs and detailed work on all of their repertoire at every rehearsal session. So how do you track your musical progress? An musical log or diary is a good place to keep track of personal musical goals and achievements, as well as keep a documentation of just how you’ve done over time.The Player’s Planner diary is prepared with the busy modern piper, drummer, and bandsman in mind. The small, pipe case-sized diary is set up with “blank” weeks for your daily musical “appointments.” Even in today’s age of electronic personal devices, pen and paper is still the best way to immediately document and record your activities. Each page is deliberately set up acknowledging that most busy players will have periods of intense activity in their calendar interspersed with stretches of downtime. The months and dates are purposely left for the player to fill in on those weeks where he or she is active. The Weekly Calendar contains blank daily blocks to fill in the date at the times that are personally convenient for the player. The right-hand page Weekly Practice Log on each spread contains a brief log sheet to focus your effort and jot down that week’s musical objective. A section of the diary is devoted to a Performance Log for keeping track of your performance and competitive activity. Finally, a brief Notes section has plenty of space for general thoughts along with musical staves for jotting tune ideas and exercises.