Wednesday, December 29, 2010

When Will "It" Get Done?

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What are the areas where I need to grow musically?  Ear training, improvisation, right hand fingerpicking technique, composition, rhythm and the list can grow into ever greater specifics.  Good to know where I am and where I want to go.  But when am I going to do these things?  So easy to make lists, but they do not get much done.  Unless I am  committed to them and work out the method and time to address what needs doing.

Then as the fruits of practicing come forth, I have this energy available to feed my commitment.  Slow steady progress unfolds once I am in motion.  Overcoming my inertia is the initial obstacle and then staying true to the path.

Now is the time, the only time I have to practice.  Coming into my relationship with the present moment remains the struggle.  Enough lists, books, ideas, and clever insights. Do it now!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Patrick! I forget now how I stumbled upon your blog, but I've been really enjoying it. Thanks for posting.

    I know exactly what you mean. I have a lot of things I want to do with music, and it's hard to find the time. So I just do whatever seems like I need to do right away.

    I'm working on about 2.5-3 hours of classical guitar repertoire for next month... So toying around with my electric guitar and practicing flute will have to wait for now.

    I should have started on it sooner (at least, only part of it is new for me) but last month I just felt a strong need to focus on my fundamentals. It's always time well spent.