Million dollar challenge
Everyone makes mistakes right? You don’t have to though. Well, at least not while practicing slowly. Once you get a piece up to speed, there are quite a few reasons why mistakes might happen. In Graham Fitch’s recent post he clearly separates mistakes into two categories, careless mistakes and honest mistakes.
In this post we’re going to discuss careless mistakes. These are mistakes that can be avoided with some thought and slow practice. Honest mistakes are mistakes when you were aware of the correct way of playing something, but you were unable to play it that way. This is almost always because of technical deficiencies.
Careless mistakes are made because you didn’t care to pay attention to what was written. For example if you would have thought for a couple more seconds, you would have known that a measure you’re working on was supposed to be loud, not soft. You can completely avoid careless mistakes with the right approach.