Dear Fellow Music Lovers,

I felt I would add another post here considering I have been a bit slack of late!  Here are two articles by the British-Australian concert pianist Stephen Hough.  The two articles deal with practicing, which is such an important topic for most (all) musicians.  Considering that the ratio of practicing to performing is about 500:1, the way we practice is of the utmost importance.  Personally, I am a firm believer that the different ways you practice is much more important than the amount of repetitions or the number of hours spent on the piano bench.  Keep mixing it up so that you don’t get bored!  Anyway, hopefully Mr. Stephen Hough sheds some more light on the topic.  Enjoy!!

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/stephenhough/100070997/the-practice-of-practising/

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/stephenhough/100074818/practising-for-lovers/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter