QUOTE(Benjy @ Dec 15 2010, 08:29 PM)
QUOTE(Solari @ Dec 15 2010, 02:23 PM)
I'm so exhausted, I was on a real downer this morning and was on the verge of cancelling it, but I'm so glad I went now
Sounds like you made just the right decision to keep the momentum going forward in difficult circumstances. True commitment!
In truth I thought about my last lesson where my teacher said that his best students are not necessarily the most talented - many give up, but the ones who stick at it long-term are always happy that they did and end up playing magnificently.
I had a massive breakthrough/boost today where the music was taken away and I was asked to play the best part of a page from memory - but only one hand. Managed it quite well and my teacher was quite surprised
At least I *proved* that I was doing the sort of practice that was asked of me. I had a big, stupid grin of my face that said "told you so!"
I just hit a massive rut and was ready to throw in the towel. Now I know I'm getting somewhere, I'm actually quite happy. Also, despite the fact that I don't really like one of my pieces, I'm going to conquer it to show that I can do it.