Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Deliberate practice: The difference between good and great

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Maybe the most valuable thing I've read recently about being a better musician - and maybe a better human being!

"The best (musicians), they determined, addressed their mistakes immediately. They identified the precise location and source of each error, then rehearsed that part again and again until it was corrected. Only then would the best students proceed to the rest of the piece."

Read more here.

You absolutely need to read the entire article, but it basically puts forth the idea that if you're not practicing deliberately, you may as well not practice at all!


  1. Effortless Mastery by Kenny Werner also has some really good tips on effective practice.

  2. Nice call, Maria! That's a fantastic resource for musicians. Thanks for mentioning it!


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