Hear a lot about hand tension. I will admit I am often guilty of hand tension creeping in. But here is my question: Should there be some level of tension for accuracy purposes?
The reason I ask is I feel I am at my best when I have tension between totally relaxed and super tense. That middle of the road place seems to be my best performance issue. Too relaxed and I feel I have fly away fingers.
Now I know some will say (and maybe rightly so) you just need to train more and build muscle memory for that relaxed state of playing. Is it really that simple? Should there be a tiny bit of tension there to keep me accurately playing? Could it be that the tension is there because I have not committed the right hand rolls to memory well enough?
This might be a rather tired old subject but figured I’d ask and see what kind of responses I got.