I’ve been under the weather for the past week, very slowly getting over a cold, and though I’ve kept up my practice, during yesterday’s session I realized that I was playing instead of practicing. Prior to yesterday I hadn’t thought about what that means – to me it means that I was playing without worrying too much about what I was doing. I was somewhat out of tune, I was somewhat forgetful with songs I know well, and I just didn’t give any of that a lot of mindful attention. It was a little strange, but liberating at the same time. I definitely wanted to be playing; I played for over an hour. There have been a few days when I just couldn’t get into my practice at all and I stopped after half an hour – this was not that. I was enjoying playing, but just didn’t want to engage my brain too much.
I barely even touched Happy Farmer, my new song, because I haven’t really worked through it much yet and it would have been too taxing. I just kept playing the minuets over and over again.
If I don’t do some serious work on Happy Farmer today, Teacher’s going to start to wonder about me.
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