My Favorite Quote About Slow Practice
"....You cannot achieve speed by speedy practice. The only way to get fast is to be deep, wide awake, and slow. When you habitually zip through your music, your ears are crystallizing in sloppiness." ....Pray for the patience of a stonecutter. ....Pray to understand that speed is one of those things you have to give up - like love - before it comes flying to you through the back window."
The Listening Book by W.A. Mathieu, p. 101.
Many thanks to Helen Spielman for providing me with this quotation.
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