Just Stare Out The Window

My keyboard teacher Steve Anderson has told me that he just practices while staring out the window at clouds and letting his mind wander. Since the exercises that I practice for my keyboard lessons are very technical and theoretical, I thought “Yeah, because you are great and all of this stuff is easy for you!”

Then a few times I caught my mind wandering a little while practicing at home, and I found myself playing the material better than ever. It was like my mind forgot that these exercises are supposed to be difficult, and I started to just trust myself to play them right.

It’s interesting how mental blocks such as these can impede musical progress.

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