“Eight Practice Mistakes You’re Making Eight Now” raised a number of issues, which may not be obvious to many adult amateur students who are wondering why we don’t progress the way pros/pro-oriented students do. The mistakes include: You’re not succeeding. You’re making a bad sound. You’re working too hard. Your short-term expectations are too high, too low, or they don’t exist at all. You’re not practicing for performance. Your problem-solving is one-dimensional. You’re not getting feedback.We know that practice doesn’t make perfect but only builds habits -- best practice builds the good habits and brings best results. Nathan Cole’s practice guide called
Also, among his numerous wonderful advices on practice, technique, musicality and health issues, Jeewon recently mentioned that he was also getting into this issue. I don’t mean to put you on the spot, Jeewon, but I must give you the credit for my current obsession :)
Let’s dig deep into how to practice at the highest level we can, no matter how old we are, how little practice time we’ve got and at what level we are.
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