Natalie Bloomfield

April 24, 2021

[MicroChromascopic] With Respects to Practice

Hello, and TGIF!

I hope email this finds your week closing on a savory note. There is no platform update here— just throwing some thoughts into the void. If you dig it, then cool. If not, also cool. 😎

There's a pithy quote often heard in jazz circles on learning to improvise. It goes something along the lines of:

Practice should feel just like performance (and vice versa)

That makes sense.

But if practice is supposed to feel like performance, what is performance supposed to feel like?

Well, it's intensely personal of course! But if there are any generalisations to be made, it that it should at least feel GOOD.

That is all. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

From the Bay with love,