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Study the score and understand the musical context
Before playing a piece, take the time to study the score carefully. Familiarize yourself with the nuances, tempo indications, phrasing, and overall style of the music. Understanding the musical context in which the piece was composed will help you grasp the composer's intentions.
Work on nuances and volume variations
Dynamic nuances (piano, forte, crescendo, decrescendo, etc.) are essential for expressing different musical emotions. Practice volume variations to bring subtle nuances to your playing and create a palette of expressions.
Be sensitive in your phrasing
Musical phrases should be played with particular delicacy and sensitivity. Try to express the natural breathing of the music, paying particular attention to attacks and endings.
Use articulatory nuances
Experiment with different types of articulation (staccato, legato, etc.) to give shape and character to your performance. Well-chosen articulations can create captivating contrasts in your playing.
Express your emotions
Music is a means of artistic expression, so let your emotions speak for themselves and express your own feelings through your playing. An authentic performance will touch the audience more deeply.
Pay attention to your accompaniment and cohesion with other musicians
If you're playing in a group, listen carefully to the other musicians and adjust your playing accordingly. Musicality is enhanced when each musician plays in harmony with the others, creating a cohesive performance.