It’s Time to Plant!!!
This is something important to keep in mind when you are learning a new skill on the piano…especially when it seems like it is taking a long time. Please feel free to share your thoughts and advice below : )
P.S. My beard is little out of control today…oops…
A great motivational quote by Robert Lewis Stevenson “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant”. When playing the piano, I know that it applies to how we are designed. I work on something all day and I can’t do something I’ve been working on. But when I wake up the next day, my hands can do it. Sometimes the results are not immediate. You have to work on things day after day, but you still don’t get it.
Practicing the piano can feel this way. You might want to throw your piano away after you have practiced a song so many times. Remember that you are building muscle memory in your hands and in your arms. It is important to practice, even if it doesn’t feel like you’re improving at all.
Your hands have a mind of their own. One day, your hands will do something so cool and you’ll be amazed. It will just happen out of the blue, but suddenly you will just get it. Keep working and keep building that muscle memory. Plant those seeds by practicing and eventually you will reap the harvest.