Published: Oct 20, 2015 | Category: learning, practicing
In order to make the best use of our practice time we need to find a balance between being immersed in practice and observing ourselves practice. Understanding how we learn can help us to do that. Each of our musical activities falls into one of the four stages of learning. If we participate in mindful practice we will be able to move any one of those activities from struggle to effortless.
- unconscious incompetence—you don't know what you don't know
- conscious incompetence—you try something and discover you are not good at it
- conscious competence—through trial and error you learn to be good at it
- unconscious competence—the something you struggled with is now effortless