you know what the best way to solve this problem is... chamber music!
playing with other musicians helps realize the importance of decision
making, planning out and communication...
This is so true! A perfect example of this can be seen in disturbing clarity. Lang Lang, free of others' opinions and insights, thoroughly butchered Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsodie No. 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru84UVcP ... ed&search=
In another instance, conductor and orchestra in control, he gave a truly phenomenal performance of Chopin's E minor concerto.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLXhg9puuj0
I agree... chamber music would be ideal, but I live in Miami, FL. This is not exactly the most cultured city. I even have trouble finding rock musicians to play guitar with. Apparently this city is all rap and Britney Spears. haha
If you can't find a chamber orchestra, play along with a recording; it's a reasonable facsimile. I'm not too proud to admit that when I "got stuck" at a certain point in the Chopin concerto I'm working on, I played along with Pollini's recording. At first I felt silly, but I soon realized anything to break through a plateau is of value.