practice

Take Yo-Yo Ma’s Advice On Learning Incrementally

Take Yo-Yo Ma’s Advice On Learning Incrementally

While performing Bach’s Prelude from Suite No. 1 for NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series, cellist Yo-Yo Ma offered some advice for building habits and becoming more skilled that apply well beyond the realm of music.

How Emanuel Ax Makes Piano Practice Less Of A Slog

How Emanuel Ax Makes Piano Practice Less Of A Slog

Seven-time Grammy-winning pianist Emanuel Ax still practices his instrument four hours a day – when you play Carnegie Hall, you don’t just wing it. And sometimes, he admits, “it’s kind of a slog,” especially to practice a new piece: Something written specifically for him, or something he’s never heard. “You…