LBrandt wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:34 pm
larryguitar wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:14 pm
Do you study with a teacher? Weekly lessons are what keep me moving forward. The thing about having weekly lessons is that it's clear, to both teacher and student, whether you're making any progress on the pieces you've been assigned. With practice, there is always some progress, even if it is just a little bit of progress.
Without a teacher, I think I would fall into the trap of thinking that I was stuck and not improving.
Yes, I definitely have a teacher and have had for years. He's the best, but I still get frustrated.
It's good that you have a teacher. I think you're completely normal. Everybody gets frustrated, myself included. I won't see my teacher until September and so I have to push myself extra hard now to put in the practice hours.
All I know is that if I stop, I will slip backwards. Slipping backwards is far worse than being frustrated at slow progress. Progression, no matter how small, is better than regression.