Practice Tip: The Many Layers of Practicing
Last month I wrote about how we often feel bored when we practice, especially when a piece that used to feel hard begins to feel easy. It's not challenging any more, the excitement is gone, we want a new new piece.
But unless the piece was way below our skill level to begin with, there are usually lots more layers of learning, of improvement, of challenge that we haven't even explored yet.
If we are a child or an adult beginner, here are some next-level layers that we should think about:
There are many more layers beyond these, but we have to do these first before we can move on to the more expressive, artistic layers of learning and practicing, which we will explore in a future Practice Tip.