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funsway
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Just came across this quote. Thought it might impact some here ...

The legendary cellist Pablo Casals was asked why he continued to practice at age 90.

He replied, "Because I think I am making progress."
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That's a great quote, Ken!

I use a "similar" one: "You only coast in one direction!"
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Yes practice leads to perfection!
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I assume that Casals also kept practicing because of his love for his art. Funsway, your Casals quote reminds me of a line from the introduction that Carl Sandburg wrote to his Complete Poems in the fifties. (Needless to say, he wrote many more poems after the book appeared.) He quoted an unnamed Chinese poet as saying, "God grant me five more years and I may become a poet." That, of course, is one of the many delights of any art: one is never finished; there's always more to learn and be excited about.


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On Feb 19, 2019, funsway wrote:
Just came across this quote. Thought it might impact some here ...

The legendary cellist Pablo Casals was asked why he continued to practice at age 90.

He replied, "Because I think I am making progress."


That's a fantastic quote. For whatever reason reminds me of this one from tennis legend, Billie Jean King - “Champions keep playing until they get it right.”
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Great quote. It's funny how people who aren't used to practicing a skill often don't "get it" at all. They think it's luck of the draw, i.e. that people are born with certain skills, and it all just happens naturally. If only it were that simple!

My approach to practice is always the same: Unfortunately my hands do what I tell them, not what I want them to do. Practice brings what I tell them to do closer to what I want them to do.
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PRACTICE IMPROVES SKILLS.

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As a bass trombonist studying music in college, I have found many connections between magic and music. Performing my shows, I noticed just how concerned I am with how I am presenting what I’m doing. It’s helped me to pay more attention to the actual music I create, not just the technical components of what I play. From my trombone playing, I’ve noticed how discipline to practice comes from my love for music, and my hope to perform in groups or places that really make a difference. This has helped me to pay more attention to why I choose to perform magic. Knowing why makes me dedicated to practice, as that will bring me one step closer to my goals. That, and that it’s fun!
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