Am I in need of Help?…Fiddle

Am I in need of Help?…Fiddle

Just one line for example, ‘Job of Journeywork’ is a little hornpipe I have been playing with and every note can be played a million ways. I have been changing this tune around a dozen times in the past few weeks; just very small things like a slide into a note or a cut on a note etc. I don’t seem to have enough hours every day to practice what I want to practice and I just love practising! A practice session of 4 hours is not unusual…is it getting out of hand. Should I see a shrink or even a couple of them?

Do I need help?

Re: Am I in need of Help?…Fiddle

NO NO NO!!!! If it wasn’t for work/kids/wife/dogs I’d play music 24 7. I’ve always done this. If you have the time and you’re not putting off any important obligations keep going!

Re: Am I in need of Help?…Fiddle

Four hours? Is that all?

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Re: Am I in need of Help?…Fiddle

Playing music and dissecting tunes like that is some of the best therapy there is.

Re: Am I in need of Help?…Fiddle

I’m the same way. I often neglect my responsibilities and find myself literally fiddling (or guitaring, and lately, whistling) my life away. I even burn my supper for the sake of learning a new tune. My tombstone will read: She fiddled while supper burned.

I’ve said it before: this music is ruining my life 🙂

Re: Am I in need of Help?…Fiddle

I have similar problems… I’m playing whistle when I should be studying, and my obsession with this wonderful music was a contributing factor to the demise of at least one of my past relationships.

I think you only really need to get worried if you find yourself sniffing wig glue and collecting hot water bottles.

Re: Am I in need of Help?…Fiddle

Shylock, If you spend what time you don’t spend playing mucking about on internet music discussion boards, you are beyond hope!
😉

Re: Am I in need of Help?…Fiddle

Shylock, I’m not sure you’re taking this hobby seriously 🙂

Wish I could spare that sort of time. Sighs….

Re: Am I in need of Help?…Fiddle

Do you need Help? I dunno. Just who exactly is this Help person? I don’t think I know him/her.