Practicing and Playing
I missed February 1st. And there was no good reason for me to miss it. I was reveling in my JCM 800 and then went to the movies. I’ll post twice today.
There’s a difference between practicing and playing. I’ve been playing. I haven’t been practicing, and because of that my playing has suffered.
I don’t know if most musicians will agree with that statement. I know some of them will.
I want to go back to practicing for hours on end.
So what’s stopping me? When I was 13 I had no issues with spending literally hours on end in my basement with my guitar strumming the same four chords over and over and over and over. Yesterday I sat down with all the intentions in the world to practice for a good while, and then I didn’t. I started off okay, and then I fizzled out. I let the 13 year old in me down. Now I feel bad. And the 13 year old me wouldn’t want me to feel bad so I’ll make it up to her today and practice.
Really practice. I have to meet a friend at 3PM and then I will take my own advice which is to not get mad when I don’t practice. Because it doesn’t fix anything.