Fear Of Making Mistakes

Many students are so afraid to make mistakes that every time they make one they feel that they have to stop and go back and correct it. This is sometimes necessary when you don't have a clue how to play something, but once you know what to play, your goal should be to play it through without stopping. We have a natural tendency to not want to make mistakes, so when we make one, it causes a distraction that results in tension. This tension causes you to make more mistakes, which causes more tension, and the mistakes keep getting worse, so remember this phrase: "The less afraid you are of making mistakes, the fewer mistakes you will make."

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