Jerry Bergonzi's Secret

To follow up on my article, Forget 10,000 Hours of Delayed...


Create Without Analyzing

Don't try to create and analyze at the same time. They're different processes....


Average Is Boring

If you do something and you think, “That really seems like me and I don’t...


Forget 10,000 Hours of Delayed Gratification—Practice Flow

Flow becomes an alternative path to mastery, sans the misery. Forget 10,000...


Why Only Is Better Than Best

Stop trying to beat everyone else. True success is creating work that no one...


Quantity Leads to Quality

It's widely assumed that there's a trade-off between quality and quality—if...


2 Essential Apps for Improvisers

I'd like to share a couple fantastic mobile apps. (These personal...


Who Cares if You Practice?

As players and teachers, many of us obsess over what to practice, how to...


Ideal Music Under Perfect Conditions

I want to share a writing exercise from composer, pianist, and author W.A....


Playing Changes Part 7: Learning Tunes Functionally

The Playing Changes series presents and expands on concepts from my book, The...