This is today’s top 10. On any other day, I might list different strategies. They’re all important. Don’t wait to understand something (practice, music theory, scales, love, whatever). Do it first. Do it a lot. The understanding will come later. GO SLOWLY! This is perhaps the most difficult and yet the simplest item on the…
Feces happen. It’s one of those truisms like death and taxes. Mistakes happen, too, all the time, especially when playing music. It’s essential that you learn how to recover from them.
Going full-on science nerd with this link. Fascinating study documenting micro-rest and its impact on skill-learning from Ethan R.Buch156LeonardoClaudino125RomainQuentin13MarleneBönstrup14Leonardo G.Cohen
Skip to 16:16 (sixteen minutes, sixteen seconds) in to get to the skill acquisition stuff. Note “chapters” in the YouTube progress bar.
I use this Audacity a LOT, even though I have several more high-end programs, because it’s quick and easy (and free: tutorial to get it here).
The world’s most recorded jazz bassist: 2,221 Recordings (and counting). Whew!
See also: Golden Ratio, Fibonacci sequence, and Overtones