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  • Bill Alpert

    January 8, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    Yes, would love to hear about the March workshop and I’ve also received some information from Molly Gebrian, who was very gracious in our email exchange. For sure, habits must be a good thing, though they can also be non-helpful. I’ve tried to do a quick mental run-through after turning on the recording in the moments before playing. Perhaps I should try a more comprehensive visualization.

    An (not so odd) thing I discovered: if I’m having trouble playing a passage well, I can watch a YouTube video of Gil Shaham and emulate his work to my advantage. It will often quickly get me though a passage where I was previously stuck. A sort of quick paradigm shift when I’m barking up the wrong tree. Now all I need is a pair of those Google glasses so I can watch Gil play just before my downbeat LOL.

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