All too often technique is taught so as to guarantee short-term satisfaction for short-sighted parents and/or teachers, in which case it is a total waste of time and money for all concerned, especially for the child in question.  But who cares about that young person?
The problem is that technique is equated with physical mastery, with some kind of discipline.  But the real essence of technique is unfettered access to perceptions that are so fleeting as to require lightning-fast responses of a sort that can only be learned through habitual exercise of the responses in question:  How does one do this on a musical instrument?
By fooling around.


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