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Is it just me ? Or does everyone have "off days" where you just can;t seem to play at all (or just barely) ? I am thoroughly disgusted with my playing today. I am screwing up and making mistakes on some of the simplest things. And even when i'm not making mistakes my playing just isn't up to par today. I think its time to put the violin away and try again tomorrow.
Yes, that is exactlythe same as what is happening to me tonight. Funny thing was that I felt good and was really looking forward to playing earlier in the day. Then finally when I get around to it I come out sounding so bad that I'd get kicked out basic beginners violin 101. :
Not only is my timing and intonation way off tonight even my bowing is messed up. Not that my bowing technique is all that great to begin with.
Ah well, I'll keep my fingers crossed and hopefully have a better day at it tomorrow.
The rest/break really does wonders on everything else, so why not playing? I was super gung-ho about violin practice and burned myself out both mentally and physically!..and Violin-ly? A case of super blahs! When I get it back from the shop, I shall try this strategy. When something gets to the point where I'm just turning wheels and not going where I want to go, I'm going to put it up instead of pushing through and getting more frustrated.
If it's just all in my head, I probably need a good break to switch gears and get my mind off of whatever is bothering me about my playing.
Isn't that strange, I picked up my violin yesterday after spending 5 days in the hospital, WOW, sounded like a $1 million Strad., not at all like last Sunday when I hung it up.
I guess a little rest is a good thing.
Maybe the fiddle always sounded like a Strad and it was your ears that needed a rest? Hope you're feeling better now...
Mary in Lebanon, Oregon http://www.thefiddleandbanjopr.....dpress.com
Some day's I can just sort of "feel" the music as I play and it seems to just flow naturally and I feel connected with the instrument and the sound. Other days every now and then I feel more mechanical, as if I am grinding out the music and it's just not that natural connection. I don;t know if that makes any sense but it's more a sensation or feeling than something that can be measured or put into words.
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