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Just a little update

Posted by RUBY2 on Friday, May 6, 2011

Gosh how time does fly by.

My last blog entry said I had been having lessons for 4 months and that entry was in September 2010.

So we are now one month off a whole years tuition and 7 months since my last blog entry, oops!

Well hows it going?

i have definitely made progress, no doubt about that. Its funny however that there is always so much to learn it is then very easy to be so lost in what you are currently trying to accomplish. I have a tendency to not be happy/grateful for what I have achieved so far to date. Is that a good thing? Hmm not sure? I suppose it keeps you striving for the next step/run up the ladder, but Is it a thin line to not think you are just not making any progress and are wasting your time practicing?

On the topic of practicing I am still managing to put in at least an hours practice per night sometimes up to an hour and a half :-) Ok sometimes I have to force myself somewhat to start my practice, but I never come away after practicing wishing I had not bothered so must be doing something right? Ok sometimes I think I have not made any progress or my fingers etc just didn't want to go where my brain wanted them to go.

On the part on lessons, I am still having weekly 1\2hr lessons with Steve Cadick (by Skype). I very much look forward to our lesson each week, unless I have not made the progress with what I have had to learn for the next week LOL. For those wanting a Jazz Tenor Instructor I can't recommend Steve enough. We have lots of fun and laughs on our lessons.

I am very chuffed with myself for forcing myself to make the leap into some lessons. I was very tempted originally not to bother, especially with my panic attacks. These have seemed to be a bit less of late and I wouldn't be surprised if that has a lot to do with my banjo practice being very meditative?

I am determined next year to get myself along to a concert by Sean Moyses, that will be another accomplishment too. Don't go to too many shin digs at present LOL.

Well That'l do for now.

All the best

Richard 



4 comments on “Just a little update”

Karen Kruske Says:
Friday, May 6, 2011 @1:00:57 PM

Yep, Richard, I think music soothes the beast. My son is bi-polar, but if he plays his music everyday, he is happy and contented and able to function like everyone else. Keep picking.

RUBY2 Says:
Friday, May 6, 2011 @2:22:29 PM

Hi Karen
Thanks for the kind words
Cheers
Richard

Dogface Says:
Friday, May 20, 2011 @4:53:20 PM

Richard, I like your new Avatar :)

RUBY2 Says:
Saturday, May 21, 2011 @12:27:10 AM

Hi Mark.
Lol, yes it is quite funny :-)
Doesn't it look professional too? My wife is a very keen photographer. It looks as though it has been done in a studio.
Thanks for the comment.
How's 'bye bye blackbird' coming along?
Ta
Richard

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