Final Thoughts

Use the wisdom below to give your practice good direction.

Before each practice session read one of the following “thoughts” and focus on it throughout:

  • Amateurs practise until they get it right; professionals practise until they can’t get it wrong.
  • Speed is a by-product of smoothness. Don’t practise the scale, practise the smoothness.
  • Think it ten times, then play it once.
  • Only perfect practice makes perfect.
  • Don’t practice wrong.
  • Several short sessions are better than one long one.
  • Listen, listen, listen!
  • Don”t practise things you can already play.
  • Learn from your mistakes.
  • Practise is the art of intelligent repetition.
  • Really right, not just nearly right.

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