I was getting very discouraged and frustrated because sometimes I could play forward rolls correctly, and other times I couldn't. I was working on it so hard for so long, and it was starting to seem impossible.
So last week I decided to practice playing backup for one song, Bury Me Beneath the Willow, over and over and over. It was getting very boring. I was recording myself and the recordings were sounding worse instead of better.
After 10 years of trying to learn bluegrass banjo and feeling I almost got it, I started to think I never really will.
Then all of a sudden, the other day, it became simple and easy. Like the easiest thing in the world. How could I ever have thought it was hard?
Now I'm just hoping I won't forget whatever it was I suddenly learned.
Sunday, January 1, 2017 @11:19:08 AM
That sounds like a true epiphany! My husband likes to say that our brain is our friend. If we let it know enough what we want, it will step in and help.
Sunday, January 1, 2017 @11:20:36 AM
Unfortunately today I kind of lost some of what I knew yesterday. But I think/hope I will get it back a little faster. Three steps forward, two steps back, you know ...
Sunday, January 1, 2017 @5:02:39 PM
I spent hours today struggling to get back to where I was yesterday. I almost got there. But what a disappointment to find out how easily this can be forgotten.
However it does come back a little more easily each time, I think.
Sunday, January 1, 2017 @5:03:31 PM
"My husband likes to say that our brain is our friend. If we let it know enough what we want, it will step in and help."
Some may call it "brain," I call it "God."
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