Over and over again in my development towards being a professional violinist, I heard "Practice makes Perfect" or ( its supposed improvement) " Practice doesn't make perfect, Perfect Practice makes perfect".
In my decades of teaching the violin and viola, I many times have been a part of a familiar scene.
The student is around 10-13 years of age and visibly frustrated. After multiple attempts at a passage, wookee noises are emitted with a sigh “Aaaargh!”...
I was wondering if you had some advice on some practice issues that my son and I are having from time to time. It's hard to describe the dynamic that happens but it generally ends with him stomping off.
Practice is a topic that is often implied but rarely discussed. Almost as if a “yeah, you should....” answer would suffice as good enough.
Sometimes our world reminds me of a war between overinflated narcissists, each clamoring amongst the other to proclaim their self-acknowledged superiority of their given genre of focus.