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Anonymous Poster

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posted: 1/2/2004 at 10:20:47 AM ET
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Started piano at age 72 ---2 years ago. Pratice a piece hundreds of time and still make mistakes...different ones. Discouraging.. Am I mentally unwired or just too old? Also am incapable of performing with anyone there.

trumpet guru
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Washington State

posted: 1/9/2004 at 3:03:00 PM ET
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You must do a couple of things.

First, slow your practice down. Perfect the passage, then very gradually speed up.

Work the left hand and right hand separately, then incorporate.

Second, make sure the music you are playing is at your level.

Last, relax. I work with lots of musicians, and mistakes are just part of the game. When performing, try to keep going as if you did not error.

Enjoy your music, try not to get discouraged. It is a great gift form God, but easy it is not.


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Silver Spring, MD

posted: 6/24/2004 at 5:10:32 PM ET
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I agree with the guru! Just relax and have fun...

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