Perhaps this scherzo taken from Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course, Lesson Two sums up this well-known strategy for improvement . . .
Much to my sorrow it’s Vladimir Horowitz Who plays piano much better than I.
And pianissimo, also fortissimo, I can’t believe how is fingers can fly!
If I just had a mere portion of Vladimir Horowitz’ talent I’d practice all day..
I’ve had a suspicion it’s more than ambition, it’s how many D.C. al fines you play.
Maybe tomorrow it’s Vladimir Horowitz who’ll be applauding the music I play.
Presto, prestissimo, Brav-o, bravissimo! I’m getting better and better each day!