If your violin practice sessions all sound great you probably are not having very good practices!

You might want to re-read that.  If your practices all sound good you are probably doing something wrong!

Your practices are not the same as your performances.  Your practices are there to

1.  Learn new skills.  I don't know about you, but when I am just learning a new skill I don't do it very well.  I expect to have some rough times.  As a matter of fact, I expect to fail miserably some of the time.

and

2.  Smoothe out rough places.  If I don't have some bobbles during pratice it means that I have not chosen the right rough places to smoothe out.
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Violin Tip of the Day - February 19
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Today's Tip in a Nutshell:
  If your practice sounds a little rough, that's good!
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Now if my wife and daughter start telling me, "Hey, that was great!  The neighbors have all put their houses on the market and the dog has dragged all the pillows in the house to his bed and buried his head beneath them," I'll be worried.  But hearing, "It sounds like you need to work on that a little bit more," is not just something I need to expect, I should welcome the comment and know that I am working in the right area!

Practices aren't supposed to sound great .  .
Performances are!
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