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Melodics Progress

5 minutes is all it takes


Research and experience tells us that consistent practice – even of short, 5 minute sessions every day – beats longer, multi-hour marathons that might be days or weeks apart.

To help with building up your practice consistency, Melodics sets you a Daily Goal for just a minimum of 5 minute sessions per day. You can of course play longer than that in any session (as long as you want to, go for it!), but the main thing is that you don’t overdo it, burn out, or hit a wall.

The key path to making sustained progress on your learning journey is to play regularly, but on a schedule that works for you – because we know, the excitement of life can (and should) get in the way too!

Earning trophies for your play time

As you put in 5 minute sessions on different days, we’ll let you know when you reach milestones along your journey. These are Trophies you’ve earned – your accumulation of progress every time you hit that Daily Goal!

You’ll receive your first Trophy after accumulating 3 days, then 5, 7, and 10. Later on the Trophies will come a little further apart - at 45, 50, 60 days, and ongoing. Every time you reach one of these Trophies, you’ll get a special post-play screen congratulating your hard work.


And the great thing is with Trophies, if you skip a couple of days between sessions, no problem! Your progress is always right where you left off.

You can keep track of all the Trophies you’ve earned throughout your musical journey in Melodics’ Progress screen, along with a progress bar to hint at how long until you might hit the next one.

Each Trophy is a source of pride for you; a true sign of your dedication to getting better on your instrument, and celebrating all the work you’ve put in to get there!

Track your practice
Building a Streak

If you do your 5 minute Daily Goals on consecutive days, you’ll start Streaking. A daily Streak is the fastest way to earn Trophies and supercharge your progress; making it one of your most powerful motivators.

If you miss a consecutive daily session, your Streak resets back to zero. You can see your current live Streak, as well as your best-ever longest Streak in Melodics’ Progress screen.

How long can you keep it up for? How long do they keep going? It’ll take you years to find out!

What works for me? How to use Streaks and Trophies

Stringing Streaks together is a great way to stay motivated, but know that it’s not the only solution!

Daily Streaks can and do come to a natural end. If you’re on a Streak but miss a consecutive practice day, then your Streak will reset back to the beginning. Your play time Trophy count on the other hand, never resets, as it continually accumulates anytime you’re ready, any time you meet a 5 minute Daily Goal.

Use this to your advantage! Both Trophies and Streaks help to track your routine out, build momentum when you can, and pump the breaks when you can’t! But it’s when you use each that matters.

Small steps. Giant leaps.

Try this for an exercise: String a 3 day Streak together, then deliberately take a couple of days off and feel good about your achievement. Next time, maybe try for a 5 day Streak, and see how that feels. If you’re really vibing with Streaking, then lean in and see how far you can get.

But if you do lose your Streak, it doesn’t mean your learning journey is over, or that you’ve failed. Not at all! You’ve made progress, and that’s not going anywhere. The total effort you play over time is what’s important – not whether or not you’ve done all that time within consecutive days.

Watch this quick vid for an intro to Records.

Collecting Records

Melodics lets you learn by doing. Each and every lesson in Melodics subtly introduces you to lots of various musical ideas – but not all of these are obvious, unless they’re pointed out and explained. You want to know that you aren’t missing the really important concepts, and ensure that you’re learning real-world knowledge, and not just building up physical skills and abilities.

Records summarise individual musical ideas in real-world terminology and detail. You can find your Record collection in the Progress section of Melodics. This provides a place to watch real-world video examples of each concept, and track your musical knowledge as it grows.

In the Records tab, you will find your individual albums, each containing a collection of Records all relating to one specific theme or concept. In the Record collection view, clicking on any album cover will open up that particular collection’s Record contents, where you can learn more about each concept.

You can browse and watch any Records at any time. As you continue to collect all of the Records within each album, you’ll notice the Record silhouettes will turn solid - indicating which Records you've collected so far.

How do I find Records?
1. Look for the Record icon

This means you can earn a record in this lesson.

All records can be found throughout the Guided Path.

2. Practice to learn

Get at least 2 stars on a lesson to earn its record, and add it to your collection.

3. Track your progress

Every record collection is a milestone, measure your growth as you improve musically.

Visit the progress section to view your collection.

4. Review your repertoire

Track & measure your musical progress. Collect Records!

Click on a collection to view videos covering the skills & techniques you’ve learned.

How to use Records: find knowledge, review progress.

Records serve two purposes: supplement your learning with extra video guidance, and review your progress with Record collections.

Here’s an example: find a lesson in the Guided Path that contains a Record. Prime yourself: the Listen & Position screen contains lots of useful info—click the record to view a real-world video example of what you’re about to learn. Keep this in mind as you proceed into the lesson and practice it till perfection. If you receive 2 or more stars, you’ll earn the lesson’s Record, providing you with a record of the concept that you’ve just learned.

This provides a much more holistic view of learning experience: a bit of pre-planning (digesting the pre-play screen and viewing the Record video), a bit of context (performing the lesson itself), and a good summary (reviewing the Record). Rinse and repeat!

Progress Overview
Progress Overview.

Tracking your progress is an awesome way to feel great about your hard work.

Sitting in its own separate tab in the Progress section (next to Records, and Trophies) in the Overview, you'll have a single resource to help decide what you can do, and how that helps you start or continue making more progress.

Here you'll see all the familiar indicators of your progress mentioned in this article summarised at a high level; including your Level, Stars and Records collected, as well as how much time and effort you've put in through Streaks, Trophies and Daily Goals achieved.

Where the Trophies and Records tabs in your Progress section show you what you've done retrospectively — the Overview specifically aims to show you what you can do next to take that progress even further.

Records FAQs

Trophies & Streaks FAQs

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