Just interesting to note how “mad” was our dear friend Glenn with the concept of practicing.
What is more is that he is practicing by heart, singing, whispering the flux of the music. And also, watch how he moves his body while playing. Isn’t that a kind of internal swing movement?
Now, few questions for the good students (myself included):
  1. Are you dedicated in the same way while practicing?
  2. Are you “mad” about practicing? Do you feel a physical need to do it?
  3. Do you practice by heart?
  4. Can you keep the concentration at that level where here is only you and your instrument, serving the music?
  5. How well do you know the music you’re going to play?
It is a good inspiration for a nice discussion around practicing.

mirko_milano by Barbara Rigon