By Jeff Comas
I commonly ask music students what they think they need to do to improve their performance of a certain piece of music. The common response is “practice more.” While more practice may be part of the solution, it is definitely not the whole.
We have all heard “practice makes perfect.” I do not agree with that statement. For one thing, true perfection may not really be obtainable, but that’s not really the point. What is more important is that just practice alone is insufficient. In fact practicing without clarity or in an inconsistent manner can be detrimental. Read more →