David_Norton wrote:When Marcin Dylla did a masterclass here in Salt Lake in early October, he demonstrated what _HE_ means by slow practice: it was almost like watching a slo-mo film of a bullet bursting a balloon! With a new piece, he practices e.v.e.r.y. s.i.n.g.l.e. m.o.t.i.o.n. (of BOTH hands) with that degree of exactitude, over and over, until the motion is totally programmed into his muscles, into his memory, and into his eyesight. And in this manner, in very short time, sometimes less than a day, he will have a complex piece fully memorized and ready to perform. First time I have ever observed what true SLOW PRACTICING looks like.
Very interesting David, would have loved to have seen it. You do hear the 'slow practice' all the time and I try and do it myself but how 'slow' is slow? I suspect we are all still doing it too fast. It might be hard but could you give an idea how slow was slow for the Marcin demo? Would there be seconds between each note/LH movement? How slow?