Everyone knows the old joke about how to get to Carnegie Hall. “Practice!”
But what about all the musicians who dedicate years of their lives to practice and still never overcome physical tension, stage fright, memory lapses, and poor intonation? Is top-level cello performance a mysterious gift that only the lucky few can hope to attain?
This provoking book takes away the mystery. In Cello Practice, Cello Performance, cellist Miranda Wilson demonstrates that what happens in a high-stakes performance – a recital, a competition, an audition, an exam – directly reflects what we have taught ourselves to do in practice.
Cello Practice, Cello Performance sets forth comprehensive practice strategies that equip advanced cellists to practice, perform, and become their own best teachers.