Overplaying—whether you’ve been aware of it or not, you’ve probably done it at some point in your musical journey. Some might say that overplaying is how you work out what fits and what doesn’t as you’re learning your instrument. During practice, overplaying is a healthy way to figure out how to apply things you’ve been studying within a musical context. But what about when you’re on stage, in the studio, or at an audition? That’s a whole other situation.

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