So basically(I'll admit it, I've not spent as much time this semester practicing my etudes as I should) my prof continually scolds me and talks to me about not putting in the time and effort. Now, I spend on average 4-5 hours a day practicing, plus my other school work and I am pretty involved in church(she doesn't know that part)
She was telling me how all of these great violinists put in 8-10 hours of practicing every day, that they have no life, etc. I know of all of that...but it's not as if I don't practice entirely!
Perhaps I should not have done so much fiddle stuff this semester as I have done...she says that I'm not improving, etc.
She is probably right...I ought to spend more time practicing etudes. But I am slowly starting to hate classical music, how do I tell her that???
I guess my question is: How do you know when it's time to do something else? (SOme back ground information: I am in my first year at college, and really need a good grade in applied music this semester because I only got a B+ last semester, and my grad school options are going by the way side quickly.)
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