This article by Eric Wargo was inspired by an address Malcolm Gladwell gave at this year's Association for Psychological Science Convention. To be a prodigy in music, for example, is to be a mimic, to reproduce what you hear from grown-up … [Read more...]
Experts on Expertise — Practice Makes Perfect
...the key to dramatic improvement in any field is -- that's right -- practice. But, it has to be what Ericsson calls "deliberate practice." "A lot of people like to do things that they're already good at, but what deliberate practice says is you … [Read more...]
Turbocharge Your Practicing
A practice schedule is an important part of your musical development. My sax teacher, Nathan Davis, used to tell me, "Go without practicing one day, and you know. Go without practicing two days, your friends will know. Go without three days, and … [Read more...]
Is There A Quick And Easy Way Of Acquiring Absolute Pitch?
Shaan: I work during the day and have little time in evening. I really really want absolute pitch is there a quick and easy way of acquiring this skill? Graham: Shaan, can you commit 15 minutes a day 5 days a week? In my experience, that's all you … [Read more...]