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Young students often ask me why they need to practice this material. I always reply “because you’re a sum of all your parts”. Imagine if you will a car company that only focuses on transmissions. Well, what about the rest of the car? You wouldn’t get very far on just a transmission alone. In today’s age of music, you need to have exposure to as much as possible in order to have the most to offer. In addition, one can only gain more control, coordination, and ability through the study of learning to dominate your body – especially your hands. After all, playing proficiently requires it. Click here to read the full article at MusicianYou. http://www.musicianyou.com/articles/variations-on-a-theme