Monday, December 13, 2010

aboard the flamed maple ship

Please throw me overboard..
Being aboard this flamed maple ship when the seas are rough can be trying on a fledgling crew with limited experience, and it is in these trying times when one tries to pull it together for the other.
In a strange way, it is comforting to know i am not the only one who experiences the overwhelming sensation of these crests and troughs on an adventure such as this leaving you so uncoordinated you do not know which way is up anymore.
Currently my MSP, Main Support Person on this voyage is taking their turn below deck for feeling such in this moment.
With this said, i dedicate this post to YOU and it is to You that i say..

Just Rest.. Relax.. Decompress.. and remember you are not alone.
Take a moment looking back at what you have already learnt.. remembering for example how we thought two note slurs seemed impossible.. and now we are playing 3, 4 & 5 note slurs.
Each piece that you master will lay the foundation for the next.
Keep in mind the overall picture, but just try to focus on the tasks at hand.

In fine.. constantly struggling with mastering new skills can dampen the enthusiasm for learning anything new and therefore should not be the entire focus of a practice session.
For me personally, i find it important to spend a percentage of that practice time playing what i already know well, (no matter how simple it is) this enjoyment and experience in music reminds and reinforces why it is that i have embarked on this journey in the first place.. and knowing you.. it will help you too.

You have the ability and passion for this
i see it and hear it
 storms are only momentary
and pass as all storms do
until then
stay below deck
and look forward to calm seas
cloudless blue skies
with tinted pink horizon lines

sunset beach
soldiers point NSW

perugina photography © 2010 patricia vannucci

donna con il violino blu © 2010 patricia vannucci

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