If you have played “six times wrong, one time right” the problem is not quite corrected.
There will never come a time when you don’t have to practice
We will always find something more interesting to play than the tricky passage that really needs attention. We prefer to reassure ourselves by practising the phrases we can manage rather than face the ones we can’t.
There’s very little to be said for learning a piece note by note, reading the rhythmic markings, practising the fingerings and following your instructor’s suggestions, if you haven’t any idea how the music will eventually sound and feel. If you learn a piece mechanically, you may have to ‘unlearn’ it before you can play it with expression and feeling.
Why should it be assumed that the students efforts will be ready for critic after only seven days
The ‘magic number’ is the number of times you practice a spot after getting it exactly the way you want it.
. .the most crucial ingredient by far for success in music is . . .what happens in the practice room.
Goals without deadlines are not really goals, but daydreams
. . .you will become what you practice
Repetition was never designed to fix problems – it takes what you are doing – good or bad and locks it in.