November 20, 2006 at 10:06 AMThis week, when I did practice, I practiced the Sarasate arpeggios while balancing on one foot, and I worked on the Bach Partita in the dark. It works. It gives the mind something to think about other than trying to play arpeggios (since Sarasate arpeggios tend to happen best when one is not thinking too much about them) and brings out the colors in the Bach, like technicolor. Everyone should play in the dark. It’s pretty much amazing, even better than playing with flashlights.
Playing on one foot is best with no shoes on.
And that’s all my advice for the day; can’t give away all my secrets, now.
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