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David's Tip of the Day: Moving out of Time in Performance - Strategies, Part 3

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Space... it's the most simple and effective way to stay in time. Leave more space in your playing. This is accomplished in two ways...

1) Space in the form of rest between phrases, where you're not playing.

2) Space in the form of long holds, where you play a note for a bar or longer.

Both types of space give you the opportunity to listen to where you are in the form and make micro-adjustments between phrases.