The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #160976   Message #3821339
Posted By: leeneia
18-Nov-16 - 09:43 AM
Thread Name: How do you play through mistakes?
Subject: RE: How do you play through mistakes?
Most of this advice ignores the fact that when we make a mistake, we don't usually know what we did. Therefore, we don't know what to do to correct it. Keyboard players usually watch their left hand.

I once saw the great Julian Bream in concert. He got stuck in a well-known piece, so he tried to correct. Failed again, shrugged while spreading his hands as if to say "What can you do?", and started the piece over. The audience smiled indulgently.