Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Art of Practicing - Reading Together - The Spark of Inquisitiveness

Here, Bruser highlights how to keep the spontaneity alive in your practicing.

"You can cultivate spontaneity by paying attention to what you want to practice and by working in a way that interests you." (loc: 1702)

"The continuity of practicing lies not in playing a piece through from beginning to end but in staying with our mind, being true to our own intelligence, from the beginning to the end of a practice session." (loc: 1719)

"But when you lose touch with the delight of it and get caught up in trying to imitate a machine, then you’re working against yourself." (loc: 1827)

"When a student feels respected for her opinions and is encouraged to express herself, she opens up and makes music more easily. As she uses her own mind more and more, she learns to practice on her own with more intelligence." (loc: 1873)

note: I'm reading this book from through my Kindle app, so quotations are shown by the location in the Kindle document.

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