Johnson, S. R. (1995). A descriptive study of expert brass wind instrumentalists' thought processes while engaged in sight-reading performance. Dissertation Abstracts International, A55/10, 3131.

Expert musicians employ, among other things, predetermined performance strategies which are related to past practice and performance experiences. They are individualized by the selection of elements and personal beliefs.

Implication. High-level musicians plan detailed strategies which reflect their personally valued practice and performance experiences. Similar practices would seem to have face-validity for athletes.

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