Wynton Marsalis on Practice and Discipline
This is a short but (hopefully) enlightening video about Wynton and Discipline and Practice. Enjoy!
Wynton said something elsewhere very colourful and so true. "Everybody wants to be the hero but no one wants to slay the dragon". There you have it.
When I first started playing, a few weeks in, I had a similar experience with my teacher that Wynton had. He gave me a lesson one day for which I was unprepared. I'll never forget it. When we came down the stairs my parents asked how'd it go and he said matter of factly, I had to practice or it was "a waste of my time and your money". And he was fully prepared to walk if it didn't get better. He didn't care. Man, I practiced after that.
Wynton also says that "You have to practice". I think I've written it before, but Dave Liebman in his book on sax playing wrote, "Practicing isn't something you like or dislike. It's just something you do."