I’ve been away from my guitar for a few weeks and I just went through the internal debate- Is it worth it to keep swimming in this world of wood and strings? I don’t love the idea of practicing but usually, once I march myself into the guitar room and pick up my guitar and plan my practice and tune my strings and begin to play, I fall back in love with the sweet sound I can now make after years of wondering if I’d ever be able to make the strings and wood sound beautiful.
And even though I haven’t been showing up to my lessons with Jon, well prepared, our sessions have been wonderful as I restore my memory banks with the right chords moving up and down the crazy fret board to my old faves and some new challenges. t
To spice things up and keep me focused, we are talking about a recital in the Fall. I need time to get ready and I’ve already invited Slicer Tara and her husband Scott to my event, so that makes it real. It will be a small, select group of friends who won’t get up and walk out if I get a fit of nerves and go through brain freeze and as a consolation prize I will be sure to offer my guests a nice buffet of refreshments.
I’ve been here before and loved the process of preparing, just like I loved rehearsing a play with my high school drama kids. The performance itself will cause me some sleepless nights, but this process is a great way of staying focused with a target date soon to be decided. So my Slicer friends if you are planning a trip to the New York area in the fall, let me know. I might be able to save you a few seats.
I’m back swimming in some deep musical waters again 🙂