However, I want to talk about the importance of transitions. I noticed again how important this is. Before any performance you simply have to transfer yourself from the ordinary world into the land of fantasy and imagination. The results are really astonishing.
If you do some relaxation exercises and take a few moments to think about the "story" of the composition, you will see a huge improvement in the quality of the sound and the phrasing.
These approaches work - not only in music, but also in sports; vast majority of the best athletes uses visualisation and other techniques before the competitions.
So - don't hesitate, just make it a part of your practice.