In Conclusion

When you are deeply knowledgeable of the qualifiers presented here, you can little by little set yourself free from them and create your own music. It is good to remember that rules are learnt to be broken. But real freedom in music is possible only when we know what we are getting free from!

The duty, sometimes heavy, of a musician is to learn to listen to music, also one’s own, analytically. That’s why it is important to record your own performances regularly. It will help you to listen to your own musicianship more objectively and find your strengths to be developed. You will also analyse your challenges and prepare to work on them. This is the only way to become a skilled musician and a creative artist.

A regular practice routine is also recommended. Keeping a log can be helpful: it will contain a practice plan for six months and notes from every practice session (what you practised, what you need to practise more). Don’t be greedy: focus on a couple of items and work on them until you master them.

Take care of your health. Playing an instrument is highly unergonomic and may cause severe strain injuries. Work out, taking special care of your shoulders and lower back area. Warm up before you start practising. Stretch your finger and arm muscles after each practice session.

Further information on practice is available at Do you know enough about playing practice?

Enjoy the work and, of course, the music!