December 10, 2012 at 3:53 PMSometimes when practicing I tire before achieving what I want and I have to remind myself not to be frustrated. The funny thing is, frequently, the next day, after a night’s rest, I can do what I was trying to do the day before, but couldn’t quite get. This is the part of learning violin that is mysterious, even magical, to me. I don’t understand how the learning process works. But I look around and see so many others have learned to play, and I tell myself that if they can do it, than so can I. Then I muster trust and faith, and persevere. Sometimes I think how can I be so lucky that I get to do this, too. And I pinch myself to know that this is real.
Last night was a good way to recover: a bluegrass jam where we just settled into a nice mellow grove and let the music flow. Sometimes I think we try too hard. I'll have to remember that at my next practice session.
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