Slowly but surely wins the race?

By Miranda Wilson

A blog post about slow practice by the music psychologist Dr. Noa Kageyama is doing the rounds among my acquaintance right now. Kageyama’s central premise is that slow practice isn’t about perfecting a troublesome passage at a slow tempo, but rather about fine-tuning it.

I’m a huge fan of Kageyama’s, but in this one instance I respectfully disagree with him. It’s become axiomatic that slow practice is what you’re supposed to do, and yet, the older I get, the more I question this.

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