21 days, and no mistakes!

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  1. Bloomin Untidy Musician

    Bloomin Untidy Musician Piano User

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    Yesterday afternoon i was cruising at an eco friendly 55mph (fifth gear of course) in my sexy, definition of British car manufacturing excellence; a Brown and cream Austin Allegro, when i heard something rather interesting on the radio. Steve Wright's factoids stated that a top psychologist reports that it takes 21 days of frequent repetition to turn an action into a habit.

    This made me thinkROFL. Maybe we shouldn't be using our practise room for making "the mistakes." Maybe we should always strive to produce that beautiful sound from the beginning, rather than attempting to bash through a piece at a difficult, set tempo.
     
  2. et_mike

    et_mike Mezzo Forte User

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    I thought that was how you were supposed to pratice anyway?? :-P
     
  3. stchasking

    stchasking Forte User

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    Bashing at a set tempo is not good. Unless, the tempo is slow and steady.
     
  4. casterja

    casterja New Friend

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    Bach Strad model called "Artist LTD"

    Anyone ever hear or know of a Bach Stradavarius Model called "Artist LTD"? If so, can you tell me something about it?

    Thanks in advance,

    Casterja:play:
     
  5. Patric_Bernard

    Patric_Bernard Forte User

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    Re: Bach Strad model called "Artist LTD"

    I think your lost haha
     
  6. Toobz

    Toobz Mezzo Piano User

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    Re: Bach Strad model called "Artist LTD"

    Hijack alert !


    Back to the original topic !

    As a child, me and my siblings took piano lessons. My baby sister, clearly had a talent for the ivory's. Unfortunately, while at practice, she would charge through a piece and make tons of simple errors.
    It really drove me nuts ! Later, when we all switched to wind intruments, her bad practice habits endured. This time, she lacked the natural talent she possessed on the piano. The result was she never developed into a decent player. I think there is a moral in there somewhere.
     
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  7. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    That is 21 days to develop a NEW habit. If you are trying to fix a previous bad one, at least 10 TIMES THAT!
     
  8. ccNochops

    ccNochops Piano User

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    Geez....I'll be dead before I get my mess fixed:roll:
     
  9. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    cc,
    you don't need a new habit to play better. You just need to concentrate harder. Once the habit is "fixed" it only lasts as long as you keep working. Lay off for a month or 2 and you are back to square one. THAT is why I think every player needs a decent teacher to get started. You won't need to fix a good habit!
     

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