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Re: Quit / pause lessons?

Postby kloeten » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:15 pm

bear wrote:If, it ain't fun you're doin' somethin' wrong.

Very true. And indeed I will shift the balance a bit more towards fun instead of challenge.
Working without a goal freaks me out though! :shock:

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Re: Quit / pause lessons?

Postby Erik Zurcher » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:23 pm

Wise decision, Rutger! Un dia de Noviembre is fun to play, although with one difficult stretch. You can resume pushing your limits at a later date. Conservatoire students don't have that luxury, they must push their limits all the time.
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Re: Quit / pause lessons?

Postby bear » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:47 pm

kloeten wrote:
bear wrote:If, it ain't fun you're doin' somethin' wrong.

Very true. And indeed I will shift the balance a bit more towards fun instead of challenge.
Working without a goal freaks me out though! :shock:

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Re: Quit / pause lessons?

Postby georgemarousi » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:40 am

kloeten wrote:
georgemarousi wrote:Hi Rutger !

Hope you are fine. We wait for your feedback in terms of your next moves ! Any discussion / from with your teacher ?

Best regards,

Hi George!

In hindsight I think I burned myself on the BWV 996 preludio.
I talked to my teacher. She was very understanding and we will look for other repertoire.

But a couple of days ago found my own remedy by learning Brouwer's Un Dia de Noviembre.
With this piece the focus is on musicality rather than technique which is a nice change.

And I will definitely look for more opportunities to perform this spring / summer.

Thanks / cheers

Very nice news Rutger!

Keep us updated with how the new piece goes and / or upcoming performances ! :)

ps. regarding your lessons, are you on a specific plan, i.e. a specific mucis/college degree?

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Re: Quit / pause lessons?

Postby dtoh » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:53 am

bear wrote:Why not just play for fun? Skip the work,the focus and the need to achieve, with all the associated pressure. There must be songs that you like, play those. I like Andrea Bocelli, Duke Ellington, Dr. John, Glenn Miller even Metallica and Aerosmith, and that's what I play, because it's fun. It's not all written for cg, so what?
I also play Bach, Lara, Chopin, Tarrega but my goal is not to have a goal. If, it ain't fun you're doin' somethin' wrong.

+1. For me that's really made it fun. I try to enjoy every thing, and if I get bored, I work on something else.

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Re: Quit / pause lessons?

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Re: Quit / pause lessons?

Postby BugDog » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:37 pm

To throw a couple of ideas out there.

What's the non-guitar parts of your life like? I've found when I'm putting in a lot of energy/thought/creativity into other things, sometimes that can manifest itself as reduced motivation for guitar. It's like I've only got so much of whatever that is you need to do stuff with guitar, and when there is too much demand, something goes without.

I got a mandolin. When I get a little burned out on guitar, I might fool around with that for a while. I eventually come back to the guitar, with some renewed vigor. Usually.
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