Most professional musicians I’ve spoken with about practice believe that the performance is one of many forms of practice. Some use performance specifically as their only practice. For those who practice alone or are shy, a good performance requires skills that aren’t honed in the practice room. You’ve got to just get out there, do it, and learn from it. This fun TED talk by Joe Kowan is a perfect example of practicing performance, and using creativity to enhance practice.
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TED Talk by Joe Kowan: How I Beat Stage Fright
Practicing performance is a chapter in my next book. If you want more details about practicing performance, using creativity in practice, and many other useful practice strategies pros use and research has tested, my next book, The Practice of Practice, will be done in March and out in April. It’s right around 250 pages right now, and it’s a good read, if I do say so myself. You can shoot me an e-mail to get a note when The Practice of Practice is available. click here (your e-mail will never be used for any other purpose).