Tom,Tom Poore wrote: ↑Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:07 pmThe biggest thing that separates great players from mediocre ones is that great players know what they’re doing. Every problem they encounter is dissected, examined, and solved. One example: in masterclasses I often see this. A concert artist asks a student to describe the harmony in a passage. The student can’t do it. The artist then describes in detail the harmony. The artist knew the harmony—the student didn’t. And that’s one of many reasons why the student falters in a passage and the concert artist doesn’t.
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What a coincidence!! I heard Lukasz Kuropaczewski speaking last weak, and he said exactly that. I immediately tried it out. Wow!! what a difference! I am solving problems that I have had forever. I always started playing slowly. But now, I continue playing slowly until I have solid control. And then I speed up slowly. And I do not play Classical period music fast at all, because it is more expressive when it is slow. It really works. Once you have control over every movement, you can start speeding up the metronome a little bit at a time.oski79 wrote: ↑Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:51 pmIn the most recent Classical Guitar Magazine, there is an interview with Lukasz Kuropaczewski. In it, he talks about practicing slowly:"The key is proper practice. I only practice slowly at home. I never play a whole piece in tempo. I use a metronome for practice and repeat every single phrase three to five times..."