Generally yes (with the same appropriate caveats listed above), I try to make the music sound effortless and "light". On some music, say Sor's Op.9 Mozart Variations, this effortlessness is hardly effortless. This piece was one of my longest-practiced projects. I could play the music well enough within a month or two, but it sounded muscled. It was pretty ugly, actually. In time, I visualized "playing like the doily under my musical teacup".
Well, maybe my visualization didn't help much, because it took many years for me to feel comfortable playing this piece in concert, probably because I internalized it without playing in the correct "stile galante" interpretation.
Dr. Lawrence A. McDonald, D.M.A., Art Kaplan Fellow
Author of The Conservatory Tutor for Guitar
2008 Michael Thames Cd/Br
Royal Conservatory Advanced Guitar Instructor
Royal Conservatory Advanced Theory Instructor