[MUSIC] The number one piece of advice I can give you when it comes to performance is to not be afraid to actually imbue this performance with emotion. Now, that seems really obvious, and yet it is true. Now, a lot of times, this emotion takes the form of just being really in the groove, being really into the song that you're doing, figuring out where the climax is going to be, and really trying to build emotionally towards that climax, being intentional about what you're doing at any given time, and not just going through the motions. Now, obviously, in performance, you also want to be in time, in tune. You want your technique to be good, and all those things actually get better through this magical thing called practice. None of us are too old to practice. Whenever I have a recording session or a gig coming up, I'll still practice, and we have so much good data now on how to practice and how to practice efficiently. All of that suggests that it's best to practice over time, in little bits. So, I would say if you're working on these recordings and you want to get your performance up to the standard that you're really super happy with, that you should practice recording this. That's the wonderful thing about having your own equipment, whether it's just your iPhone or whether it's a DAW, is that you can actually go and re-approach it and take some time. Try it on Monday, try it again on Tuesday, try it again on Thursday, rather than spend five hours trying to play it over and over and over again. I encourage you to sometimes think about breaking that up, and maybe trying it a half hour and then do something else for awhile, and then try it again the next day. The data actually suggests that when you sleep in between times that you play, it actually improves what you're doing even, even more. So, it's good to kind of use these little mind hacks and brain hacks to try and get better. Now, some of you may already have the technique totally dialed in, you may have everything exactly the way you want it, and then, it's a matter of getting the take that really has the best vibe, the best emotion. Keep in mind that performance really trumps everything. I would rather have a track where technologically, maybe it was just a little bit off, maybe it distorted just a little bit at the peak, or maybe we didn't quite have the sound dialed in exactly how we wanted to, but the emotion was there, the performance was there. I'd rather have that track than one where everything was technically perfect, but the performance was just so-so. So, always keep in mind performance trumps everything. And then, try and really get in there and make the performance meaningful when you lay down your tracks.