I understood immediately that the hurrying mind, rushed in its thinking, is the bane of practicing - and of performing as well. When the mind is hurried it does not have time to notice what is really happening. It does not focus well and many of the details of the music go by unnoticed. One has only the feeling, "I got it," but the experience of the music is shallow.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
An article by Edward Gates in the May 1998 Piano Pedagogy Forum has some worthwhile insights on those interested in the benefits of slow practice. An excerpt: