Welcome to LivingPianos.com, I’m Robert Estrin. Today’s subject is, “Why You Must Find Your Place in the Score When You Make a Mistake.” Say you’re playing a piece and everything’s going fine. Suddenly, you make a mistake you never normally make. So, you just want to go back to the beginning and go through it again. You probably will get through it okay the second time around. But you’re missing an incredible opportunity.
Whatever you missed has some level of insecurity
I know how hard it is to find your place in the score. You just want to go back and pass that point. But if you take some extra time with the music, you can find where the confusion was that caused the problem. This will prevent future problems. You might get it right nine out of ten times, and every time you miss it you go back and think, “I know I can get this.” But when you do go back, you’re missing the opportunity to find out what the problem was and secure the memory so that it never happens again.
My recommendation to you is to take the extra time, even though it is more difficult
I understand how hard it is. It’s even hard for me! Sometimes I’m practicing a piece of music and I lose my place. It’s frustrating. I get it. But I take the time because I know it will help me in the long run. No matter how long it takes, find where you are in the score. That way you’ll be able to forever eradicate the uncertainty you have in that section of the piece. It will never plague you again! I hope this is helpful for you.
I’m Robert Estrin here at LivingPianos.com, Your Online Piano Resource.
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