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Become a Better Musician with Deliberate Practice

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Dog practicing his music lesson

“They Laughed When I Said I Could Play the Piano. But When I Started to Play…”

From the Frontal Cortex blog:

“Virtually every psychological study that investigates expert “performers” – from chess grandmasters to concert pianists to brain surgeons – concludes that what separates these individuals from their peers is the amount of “deliberate practice” they are willing to endure. If there is an innate difference between Yo Yo Ma and a mediocre cellist, or between Tiger Woods and your golfing uncle, it is a willingness to practice, and not an innate aptitude for the cello or the 9 iron.”

Read more of this article here.

Pianist Artur Rubenstein has said “If I don’t practice one day, I notice it. If I don’t practice two days, my critics notice it. If I don’t practice for a week, my audience knows it.”

See? Practice really does make perfect!