I am aware of the many posts in the archives about motivation but I think there are possibilities yet to explore.
I am retired and have been playing (at) the violin for 5 years. I think my level of playing is reasonable for my history. I have basically reached the goals I had in mind when I started.
There is a lot of respectable music within my reach.
Many who report that they have stopped practicing do not say if they stopped playing altogether and I think that is an important distinction.
I have decided that I will not make a commitment
about the "next level".
I will replace "practice" with "playing" and fine tuning :) all the good music which I have collected and played during the past years. Now, I have time to hear it and play it as it should have been.
Is that still practicing ? I think, for some, it may be a useful strategy to keep the interest alive. But I'm still curious. Does stopping practice automatically mean stopping playing?
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