Try this experiment.
- Play and record on your phone the piece you are working on.
- Listen to a professional recording of the work.
- Repeat step one. Compare your first performance with the second. Chances are good it is noticeably better in all regards: rhythm, dynamics, phrasing, tempo and more.
- Next practice session start on step two and ignore step one: life is short.
book of the week: more on this book in another blog.
The Psychology of Performance