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Posted by pcfive on Sunday, January 1, 2017

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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.

 

 



4 comments on “suddenly”

JanetB Says:
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.

pcfive Says:
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 ...

pcfive Says:
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.

pcfive Says:
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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