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The Complete Music Practice Record Book:

A Six-Month Log and Journal for Dedicated Students

My new book, The Complete Music Practice Record Book: A Six-Month Log and Journal for Dedicated Students is available for purchase on for $4.25. You can use the "Look Inside" and "Search Inside" functionality on Amazon. It is also available for free viewing in its entirety on Google Books.

Book Description from the Back Cover

The Complete Music Practice Record Book by Larry ZafranA music student's record book by independent author and dedicated piano student Larry Zafran. This comprehensive six-month practice log and journal is targeted at highly dedicated music students of all levels and instruments, with an emphasis on those who are older and/or non-beginners. Each day's entry provides space to document practice efforts devoted to sight reading, scales, technical exercises, ear training, theory, and related topics in each category.

Each entry also includes space to track practice of pieces in progress and old repertoire, as well as performance rehearsal, meditation/breathing, and physical exercise. In each entry, the student can also record his/her moods, assessment of goal achievement, total focused practice time, and notes to discuss with his/her teacher. There is also space in which the student can account for little, no, or poor quality practice, and a space in which a parent or teacher can initial if applicable.

The book includes a weekly self-assessment form after every seven log entries, intended to be completed before or during each lesson. After every 28 daily entries there is a monthly self-assessment form which tracks progress with greater scope. The book concludes with a semi-annual self-assessment, including goals for the following six months. Additional log entry pages can be printed at no cost via the author's website. 

Book Information

  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (February 9, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 145389926X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453899267
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.2 inches

Sample Printable Pages in PDF Format (8.5" x 11")

Free sample pages from the book may be printed via the PDF links below. If you are benefitting from the free sample pages, please consider purchasing the book on Amazon. Please also consider posting a review of it on Amazon or elsewhere, or at least spreading the word about it to others who may benefit. 

Click here for a page that includes the introduction to the book.
Click here for a page that includes two daily log entries.
Click here for a page that includes a daily and weekly log entry.
Click here for a page that includes a daily and monthly log entry.

About the Author

Larry ZafranLarry Zafran was born and raised in Queens, NY where he tutored and taught math in public and private schools. He has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Queens College where he graduated with highest honors, and has earned most of the credits toward a Masters Degree in Secondary Math Education.

He is a dedicated student of the piano, and the leader of a large and active group of board game players which focuses on abstract strategy games from Europe.

He presently lives in Cary, NC where he works as an independent math tutor, writer, and webmaster.

Requesting a Review Copy

Limited review copies are available for qualified reviewers who plan on posting a fair and well-written (but not necessarily positive) review for a well-established publication or website. Please only request a copy (including links to some reviews you have done) if this describes you, and if you are a music teacher or related professional, or a dedicated music student. Because of the terms of Amazon's Prime policy, I can only send review copies to those in the lower 48 US states, but can do so with two-day shipping.   

Ordering, Shipping, and Returns Information

All orders and returns are fully handled directly by The book is part of Amazon's Prime program which means that Amazon Prime members can order it with free two-day shipping, and non-members can get free economy shipping if ordered with $25 worth of eligible products. The book can be ordered standalone for Amazon's regular shipping rates.

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