A good way to spend a break from transcribing music to jam freely to some random backing track found on YouTube. It’s one way to have fun and try to develop/enhance chops.
Waiting can be boring and tiresome, especially when you have to wait for hours. What’s an example of a thing I can do to make good use of time? Improvise a suite of solo piano music on my sister’s piano:
I. While I Wait for You
II. Rain in the Evening
III. While I Continue to Wait for You
IV. Just Messing Around
Being at a music store is a musician’s version of being at a candy store or a playground. You get to see all sorts of instruments, appealing to your GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome), and then (if you’re really friendly with the staff) you get to test all sorts of instruments and jam with them. Here’s one of the many jam sessions I get to enjoy at Lazer Music SM Bicutan with store manager and regular jam buddy Allan Lopez.