How do I make sure that I practice properly?

This is a very smart question. Again, think about what to play, when to play and how to play at all times and DO NOT trust your instinct. You really have to think about it from start to finish, if you stop thinking for one millisecond you can make a mistake.

One millisecond of mistake is enough to make musicians look bad and one note played by mistake is enough to make the music sound bad. When I was a student myself I used to practice in front of the mirror and that way I could see how my fingers and right hand moved.

It doesn’t matter how good the musician is, when they play, they still think about what they’re doing, they don’t just use instinct. The better player you are the easier it gets and it will seem to the audience that you don’t even need to think about it. This comes from practising well. Remember “Good quality practice makes you a good player”. Poor quality practice, get you nowhere and just a waste of time.

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