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Do I need to practice recovery from confusion? How?

I remember what it's like to get confused. Not with my main instrument -- I started with that such a long time ago that I don't have clear memories from the early years. But as a young adult I was ...
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Do I need to practice recovery from confusion? How?

I'm not a good pianist ans a bad speaker too! But I've been always asked to accompany choirs or Soloists - and always "last minute". What helped me to cope? Writing a lead sheet with the ...
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Do I need to practice recovery from confusion? How?

I'm surprised no-one else has highlighted what I think is the most important part of the question: my role will be accompaniment As I'm sure you know, accompanying other people is very different ...
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Do I need to practice recovery from confusion? How?

I’m surprised I’m the first one to bring up an important practice point that three of my teachers have recommended. Practice starting from different points in the piece. Not only at the beginning a of ...
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Do I need to practice recovery from confusion? How?

If you're 'sure you'll make mistakes during the performance' then congratulations, you're well over half way there to mucking it up. Going in to any gig convinced you're going to fall on your face ...
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Do I need to practice recovery from confusion? How?

Over-preparation is never a bad idea. As pianist Dick Hyman once told me, "If you want to play at 100%, you have to practice to 150%." Maybe you already realize this—but practicing at steady ...
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Do I need to practice recovery from confusion? How?

It's often said that amateurs practise till they get it right, pros practise till they can't get it wrong. And it's fairly accurate, and a great tenet to live by. Knowing your part 'inside out' will ...
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