My 12 twelve steps of tune.
I am stuck.
Here is a brief outline of my stuckness.
1 - Nice music - whats that drum called? - I could join in.
2 - Goodness - everyone hates me cos I play drum.
3 - Right, lets really learn Bodhran.
4 - Ok, I get it - the tunes are where it’s at.- where can I get a fiddle?
5 - The fiddle is too hard - where can I get a Mandolin?
6 - Right - what’s difficult about the fiddle is what’s good about the fiddle.
7 - Right - lets really learn the fiddle.
8- Ooh Ooh - I can join in!! and the Banshee is the best tune in the world.
9 - Ok, the Banshee isn’t the best tune in the world - lets learn some other tunes.
10 - Right - lets learn lots of tunes.
11 - Ok - lets learn to play some tunes properly.
And that’s where I am - don’t really know how to get to step 12 - or what step 12 is.
the joy seems to have gone. There are moments now and again when tunes is are really shared - But I seem to be stuck in no mans land - not good enough to contribute (important word - better than join) to the good sessions, but need something more than most of what I can find.
This must have occurred to lots of people - how do you keep going? how do you stop settling for what you have?
Or am I looking at this all wrong?