I’m my experience when practicing, I’m very much focusing being constantly in direct control, following every move. While I think this is great for programming in a movement, I find staying there all the time does not accomplish much, in fact could begin to train poor technique.
I think a method not talked about is going in the 3rd person perspective.
Of Course you can’t do that as like in a video game unless you record yourself, but I’m talking about stepping back mentally as you practice, just letting the motions happen, Not focusing on playing correct, letting mistakes go by, noticing them but not correcting them.
You’re almost perceiving the music with a slight delay as you’re not zoomed in on direct technique, actually listening to the music.
I find this is a vital step in being able to actually play in front of people, as when you do play in front, you are very much in that 3rd person mode, self conscious of the whole rather than those little perfect movements you are used to alone in your room.
Not my room…