How to take your Performance to the Next Level



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Competence Freeze How to take your Performance to the Next Level Implicit Learning Little Mozart Music Music Theory Performance Practice Procedural Star Talent Tilt Tilting Twinkle Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Skill


Alex
So going from unconscious competence to unconscious incompetence is like learning a poem and forgetting it with time.
Alex Lee
Isnt its still called choking in games?\nI was under the impression tilting is when your emotions get the better of you and you stop being able to concentrate
Austin Baker
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BestServedCold
One of my friends who is an amazing saxophonist had memorized a concerto but when it came to the concert he forgot what the first note was
Bigdaddysenpai
I live you sideways
Carlos Alejandro Alvarenga
I'm a singer, and I freaking have horrible stage freight. But I push myself to sing in front of people to receive feed back, and I'm even doing the talent show. Whoo, ima die.
Chromatic Swing
My question is, how does this video fit with jazz musicians? If improvising, reading off the sheet music, and playing by memory seamlessly blend together, what's the deal?\n\nThis dynamic is strange in my case. I'm a jazz bassist, which means that I interpret and improvise the score in the moment constantly, at least for walking bass lines. Since we have so much music, I simply don't memorize the songs. I know them and can recognize them at a glance. There is a written bassline for me to play, but jazz allows me so much freedom that I often write new lines on the go. The sheet music is merely a suggestion now. Maybe the choke reflex is overshadowed by the improvisation reflex? When the band is so dependent on my constant quarter notes, I can't afford to screw the rhythm.
Debbie Garcia
Drawing/art students are just as bad, but with them what happens is a sort of opposite phenomena rooted on the idea that \
Fluff Dawg
8:35\n\nNice try, but I'm naked
Frozen ao D.M.
I am not smart enough to relate this to a memorized music, but it's kinda like the alphabet, even though I do know it and everybody knows it since first grade I still can't tell the 19th letter of the alphabet without counting it all from the beginning
HighlandViolinist - Chantelle Ko
I remember seeing the clip at 7:44 before. It wasn't that she messed up. It was there was a miscommunication when she was hired to play and she thought she was supposed to play a completely different concerto. When the music started she had a moment of \
Hrisikesh Deka
This blew my mind
ILoveSoImAlive
learning with a teacher is a faster but more limited solution.\nlearning yourself needs more knowledge of yourself and honesty to yourself, but is a lot less limited in what you can achieve in the end.\nso imo teacher is needed for the first steps, to get some fast results, to not lose the motivation, or to get some kind of feeling of how the stuff is running. but in the end, either you will become your own teacher at some point, or you will stuck at the entry to this \
Jenna Mikkolainen
As a dancer, I find this concept really interesting. This's really my favourite video of yours! I feel like this explanes a lot of things that I've noticed and expands it! Thank you really much!!💕
John W. Texeira
I feel this man. This is what I go through when acting. It’s a step in the journey of loving something so much. That step 5 idea is brilliant.
Kevin Terrestrial
I loved this video, but I gotta disagree with you about teaching yourself music being a bad idea.\n\nDifferent methods of learning are useful for different outcomes. If your goal is to become a skilled classical concert musician, a teacher is definitely going to at least make your life a lot easier, and maybe even make what would otherwise be an unattainable goal possible. But if you want to develop a unique style of contemporary playing, teaching yourself is a great way to go. Things that in other settings would be hindrances can be incorporated in ways that set you apart from other musicians in appealing ways. In both cases you have to be deliberate and dedicated, like very few people can just mess around on an instrument with no direction and come up with something people are really gonna respond to. But autodidactic musicians have definitely made a lot contributions to a wide variety of genres.\n\nI guess I'm just sick of western classical musicians saying that all musicians should want to be western classical musicians.
Kyle Hohn
Great video! I love how coherent your ideas are and how you apply ideas from different fields to music.
Lissy Kate
This kinda broke me but also put me back together. ^^ Very interesting though, it makes sense. In theatre stuff, for instance. Cheers
Lotoreo
Eh, I disagree with a couple of things here. Although I value the art of teaching music very highly, I'm don't think you always need a teacher to improve your playing. When you're just getting started or are learning something entirely new? Yeah, I suppose it helps, but it's very possible to teach yourself new skills. It just makes it harder, not impossible, and in some cases it can actually be preferable.\n\nAlso, I agree with you're proposed 5th level, and I get the strong impression you're writing from a Western Classical point of view, where most of the time, you have to learn how to play a piece note by note as it's written on paper. This allows you to learn how to play the piece entirely by muscle memory. You don't have this luxury when you're playing a style that depends a lot on improvisation. In which case, you have to function on this 5h level all the time.
Marcus
Having seen the “You are now manually breathing” thing many times before, it no longer works for me. Could this be like me having actually learnt “the piece” like knowing exactly what note you are playing without having to hum?
Matchrocket
You just answered something I've wondered about for years. I used to play in a wedding band back in the 80's. We played at other functions too but mostly weddings. We had a few hundred songs in our repertoire. To this day I cannot recall hardly any of them. I can remember many of the titles but I could not remember how to play any of them. And now I know, it's because it was muscle memory. It faded pretty quickly. What a temporary thing it is. Thank you very much. Your video was very informative.
Narpas Sword
Would stage five be that you're conscious *about* your unconscious competence?
Nikki Grossman
PLEASE talk about the music in Avengers Infinity War!! Especially how effective it was when they conditioned us with 10 years of movies + constant ads to be pumped and excited with the avengers theme, and then how they DIDN'T play it during the opening Marvel logo sequence. That was SCARY effective in making me feel like something bad was about to happen before the movie even started. Would love to hear your take on the whole thing!
NoPlaceLikeGnome
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Not Right Music
That's one reason I got into improvisation - because I suck at remembering lengthy scores.
PandA
Sideways I'm writing a paper on the psychological effects of being a lifelong musician, you are inSPIRIN me bruv.
PolyMatter
Great job of vocalizing something I've felt for a while but lacked the skill to communicate. Keep it up!
Remarin
Can absolutely relate to this as a digital artist! The term \
Rhodey
Stage IV: Ultra Instinct
Rvlakia
I couldn't help but think of how we all know the alphabet... but we always seem to start back at 'A' when trying to work out where another letter is in the order.
SparrowFae
So that 'stage 5' is something similar to a phenomenon I've experienced with gaming. Occasionally, I'll become aware of my muscle memory and the fact that my screen is basically just a small window, but that doesn't actually hurt my performance. Like, my executive function kicks in, but instead of getting overwhelmed by the fact that I can suddenly feel everything my thumbs are doing, I actually just start observing how my thumb movements translate into the natural-feeling motion of my avatar. It's like I'm watching myself play from the inside and it's a bizarrely enjoyable experience.
Stijn Lavooij
Very good points made, but what about musicians who are self-taught like Clapton or Hendrix? They didn't have a teacher to show them their mistakes and they still ended up mastering their instrument. I'm not salty, just curious.
Talen Lee
Btw, body mapping comes up in games and media studies. It's a concept that Marshall McLuhan called 'AUTOAMPUTATION' because he was a huge drama baby. It's also sometimes called _abnegation_, the times when your brain stops perceiving the boundaries of your 'self' at your body. Anyone who's really got into the zone with a videogame controller gets there real fast and easy, and the same happens for tabletop games and board games.
WondrousMoose
Fantastic video as always! I don't know that I'd consciously thought of that pyramid in that way, but I've noticed something like that in myself and other musicians. I've found it very much applies to fighting games as well in that the best players no longer think in terms of \
Xolin11
That's awesome. I've had that moment at the beginning of this year. Felt like I was harnessing the energy of everyone I've known or related to like a Spirit Bomb. I was howling with laughter. It's several notches more profound than just being 'so focused that you don't notice time passing'. It was actually more like time expanding, decades into the past and decades into the future.
Yven Cao
7:42 She did NOT miss the introduction. The orchestra was playing a different concerto than the one she was prepared to play. After her panic attack, her muscle memory kicked in and she didn't miss a single note in the intro.
Zeany .T
So Ultra Instinct?
Zhynderies
Your channel is so interesting even to people who don't have anything to do with music
chargingbadger1
Damn sideways. This made me rethink many many different facets of my life - I’m in highschool, and I consider myself a good essay writer. I’ve written so many damn essays on so many different books that I think I’ve reached the fourth stage - I bang out essays the night before they’re due, usually in under an hour, and get A’s on them. I’m not trying to brag here, because I realized that recently those A’s have been slipping to B’s and C’s. I think I’ve fallen into that trap of unlearning things and such that you mentioned. This video is high quality.
courtlyn louise
This video was incredibly insightful and helpful for me. I’ve been working harder recently to improv my skills as a musician, and I will take all of this with me, so thank you. Truly.
lukewarm oatmeal
I refer to body mapping as \
the distinguished boi
Joke's on you\nI'm such an overthinker, manual blinking and breathing mode are normal to me, that's how I feel my clothes and that's how \nI talk to people
ulquiorra
I know exactly this I cant properly played Beethoven's sonata pathetique while thinking about it, if I think about it I get it wrong