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Try developing a sense for phrase length rather than just counting the beat. Try breaking things down to 2 bar phrases with attention to how you "cross the barline." Place the continuous rhythmic flow over the bar line, like these patterns... Try simple broken chord and scale lines and count out loud. The point isn't to play fast, complex lines. ...


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This might sound simplistic, but what works for me is to deliberately favor listening over playing. When I feel myself struggling to keep track of place, I concentrate more on hearing the other players and the totality of the music than on what I’m doing. If I miss some beats, no big deal; better to miss a few possibilities than to play a misplaced note. ...


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