Memory training is key for making progress with dependable results
Having talent is like carrying a passport – you can travel, but you have no guarantee of reaching your destination. Learn to plot your travel schedule, safely navigate your own course, and keep a fine personal balance between your instincts and intellect in taking risks.
Compete with yourself, not with others.
When we stop during a practice session, it’s usually because something is disturbing our ears or physical feeling. But you might also interrupt your practice after playing something extremely beautifully or skilfully. Practising in this way will put you in a creative and emotionally positive frame of mind. Give it a try and enjoy it.
The moment you have played or heard a note, it is gone with the wind. The memory – the control system for attentive listening – has to take over and give advice. So memory training is key for making progress with dependable results.
Music is an inspirational and emotional gift to be shared worldwide. A performer should never use it to show off like a peacock looking for a wife on a sunny afternoon.