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"The difference in winning and losing is most often...not quitting." Walt Disney (1901-1966) American Film Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Entrepreneur...
Previous Tip: Play your piece slowly so you can listen carefully to all the details. Even after you have memorized the piece, it is still helpful to go back and try to play it slowly by memory. It is often very difficult to play fadt pieces slowly by memory. Can you do it? Make sure you are consistent with the fingering!
Previous Tip: Rainy weather can be very gloomy if it goes on and on and on the way it has been doing in the Boston area recently (June,July 2009 and March 2010). There is one thing though that is fun to do in the rain and that is playing the piano. Alternate between practicing and just playing for fun. Try making up your own composition - you might want to include lyrics. Invite a friend over and play duets or chamber music. Sightread new repertoire. Revisit some of your 'old' repertoire. Listen to recordings of the same piece and compare them. The sun might not be shining outside but you can make it shine from within. Enjoy!
Previous Tip: If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Listen to what the 1997 Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist, Jon Nakamatsu, has to say about the "Losers Club"
Jon Nakamatsu's, 1997 Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist, addresses the audience during the awards ceremony prior to announcing the finalists of the fifth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs. Footage provided by Viktors Berstis