When you learn something new, where do you start? Do you start at the beginning? And how long do you spend on the beginning? Where does the beginning start and end? How do you know if you’re ready to move on?
Do you learn the first note? How many times do you play the first note before you play the second note? Do you move on to the second note before you’ve mastered the first note? Are you playing the fifth and sixth notes before you even know why the first and second notes are there?
Do you play the first note before you listen to what it is that you’re learning? If you listen first, how many times do you listen before starting to play? One time? Ten times? One Hundred times? How do you know when you’re ready to start playing?
How do you feel when you make a mistake? Are you thinking about the music? Are you thinking about yourself? Do mistakes make you want to make less mistakes? Do mistakes make you want to stop playing? How many times do you make the same mistake before you go back to the beginning?
How do you know when you’ve learned something new? When are you ready to move on to something else?