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Good technique frees you so that you can concentrate on the music. Some people have the idea that too much technique gets in the way of the soul of the music. It is true that sometimes when a person who has been playing awhile starts to study, the playing may not go as well as it did before he or she started to concentrate on technique. That’s only temporary. After studying long enough, you can be freed from having to think about how and what to play, and eventually there will be fifty million more things to play. The whole idea of learning the instrument is to get to the point that it’s an extension of your fingers and toes. Eventually you can play music that will be more interesting than it was when you started out       


                                                                                                                           ALAN DAWSON

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