Do your musicianship a favor and take three minutes to hear what violin legend Itzak Perlman has to say about practicing:
“I always say ‘practice slowly,’ and the reason that I say ‘practice slowly’ is this: If you learn something slowly, you forget it slowly.”
I’m a big fan of slow practice too, and I’ll probably talk more about it in later posts. In the meantime, give it a shot the next time you hit a troublesome passage. The slower, the better. A metronome can help “rein you in” if you need it.
Great advice that applies to players of all levels. Segment passages to learn them slowly, and don’t start from the beginning of the piece every time you practice. 🙂