Bad habits – what are yours?

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Re: Bad habits – what are yours?

Post by ameriken » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:24 am

I was going to list my bad habits but I didn't want to duplicate the last 4 pages.
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Re: Bad habits – what are yours?

Post by mts132 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:32 pm

I don't practice slow enough

Distracted too easily

When I make a mistake I frequently try to "fix" the mistake which means playing a phrase 2x. It doesn't fix anything and needs to be water under the bridge

I beat myself up over mistakes
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Re: Bad habits – what are yours?

Post by Kurt Penner » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:35 pm

This is a great thread.

1. Inconsistent practice schedule without focused goals or time management
2. no warmup or technical exercises, except to practice scales or passages from the pieces. Wonder why I can't play fast scales?
3. No metronome work. Rubato to cheat the hard passages
4. Not scheduling lessons.
5. watching TV while "practicing"
6. playing on low couch instead of sitting on a proper chair.

Mind you, I am old enough and can admit this is my hobby, so I really don't get too stressed out about my slow progress. Some people have liked my recordings. I'm doing all right. I don't think I have to summit the mountain to enjoy the view.

Perhaps someone should start a thread on good habits we have. Just for balance.


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Re: Bad habits – what are yours?

Post by Tony Hyman » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:05 pm

My RH index finger keeps wanting to point out like some team player who juts out more and more to be noticed, when not needed, and a m are doing just fine.

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