Mudcat Café message #286506 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24779   Message #286506
Posted By: GUEST,John Bauman
28-Aug-00 - 11:17 AM
Thread Name: Playing an Instrument-Good + Bad Days
Subject: RE: Playing an Instrument-Good + Bad Days
The only practice/exercise I've found to combat this (besides as Les says--wating 'til you're warmed up) is to regularly practice coming into the middle of a composition. It seems to be one way to DE-LOBOTOMIZE ourselves. It forces us to learn a piece on both a feeling (which seems to come naturally for us) and an analytical level (which is sometimes just HARD WORK!)