not fast enough

Why is it so difficult to practise slowly?  For many people this is one big obstacle, at least at first. In my own case, I have to tell myself to  take things a little more slowly even now. Your brain seems to refuse to take in something at a pace slower than that which it thinks should be the ‘right’ tempo for it.  Metronomes can be useful in this regard but bring their own set of problems.

Being able to practise slowly is, nonetheless, an important part of the practice toolkit. You will get yourself into fewer blind alleys, teach yourself fewer wrong things that it’ll take longer to unlearn later on. And yet, it is difficult. I may elaborate a little later on some strategies to manage this; for now, just wanted to touch on that point.

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