I've been absent from the forum for ages while life got in the way but now I'm back (but not quite from outer space, thank you Gloria Gaynor), if you'll have me. I have continued to play the clarinet though and my new pride and joy is an alto I picked up from Gumtree at New Year - more of that in future posts (it's nicknamed 'The Beast' for a reason!). Also, over the 18 months or so I have started to learn to play the piano and hope to take my G1 this summer. Can I ask, however, does anyone have any suggestions for resolving this problem?
My three pieces are pretty much there in terms of knowing the fingering, notes etc and dynamics too. Better articulation is still a work in progress. My problem is that now, when running through the pieces, I'm incapable of getting through them without making a silly mistakes, sometimes miss-keying, sometimes rhythm. The mistakes can be different at different points each time I play and affect even the easier bits which I thought were sorted. It's almost like golfer's yips. How do I make these 'bombproof'? I've tried going really slow but, tbh, that seems to just introduce even more problems. I'm now getting worse at playing them to my teacher to the point I want to record them at home to prove I can actually do better - trouble is I can't record a problem free version. If this is all nerves, I feel ridiculous, I'm an adult and my piano teacher is lovely and supportive. Grrr! It's so annoying. It feels like I'm going backwards.