Hi, I’m Vi Wickam and this is another [my] Talent Forge Quick Tip for you!
Practice with a mirror!
There is nothing better than seeing yourself in the mirror to help you realize when you have tension in your body.
If i am squeezing my left hand, or if I am squeezing my right hand while I play, I may not be aware of it, but when I see myself in the mirror…
And my pinky is squeezed like this, or I have bad posture, or I’m slouching- it becomes painfully obvious to me!
So take the time- if you have a practice room that you use, install a mirror!
Use a mirror to give yourself feedback on your own playing. It’s the best teacher that you have when you’re not in a lesson with your teacher.
And that’s your Quick Tip of the Week! Use a mirror! See you next time!