The saying that you will get there or you will improve "little by little" is thrown around quite a bit, but another way to look at it is practicing little by little. Sometimes it is just hard to motivate yourself to pick up the horn. Maybe you do not have a gig coming up or you are just a little "down" on your playing at the moment. Just pick up your axe or get the horn on your face for a few seconds. This might lead to a minute and then who knows what. After that brief encounter with your instrument, leave it in a place where you will bump into it constantly throughout the day, and keep picking up it for a few seconds/minutes at at time. Before you know it, you will have accumulated some significant time on the horn. So, don't get overwhelmed with playing that hour or two-hour session you had planned, just a few seconds - little by little.
Dr. Michael Kearns
Musician, educator, husband, father, web designer ... my life is like a mosaic with each piece vying for my attention.