1. Practice Performing

Practice playing your piece from start to end, without stopping. If you make a mistake, as tempting as it may be to go over it, don’t. Practice it from start to finish. Once you are good at that, practice the piece with dotted rhythms, hands separate, soft and slowly, loud and slowly and at different tempos. This exercise would give you a sense of control. Also, perform in front of somebody – your dog, cat, friend, relative – anybody. If you don’t have somebody – record yourself. Recording in itself is a good thing to do because you can listen back to it and hear your own playing in third person perspective – most of the time it is a very insightful practice.


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