How do you know if it's finished?
What does finished mean?
As I come to the end of the first month with the 40 piece challenge, these are some of the questions I have been considering. Personally, I am not very good at finishing pieces, I can always find things that need improving. However, it is worth remembering that perfection is not a good thing to aim for as it doesn't exist!
A better thing to aim for is excellence.
Here are some questions to ask:
Does the music flow?
Is it confident?
Does it seem easy?
Can you play it from memory? (Not always necessary but still a good question)
Could you make a recording or play it in a concert?
My question of the week is:
What do you need to do to finish this phrase/line/section/piece?