Not playing an instrument for a year?
Basically I moved country in December let’s say, and I had to choose between bringing my fiddle and my accordion. I chose the fiddle, it is my #1 love. Anyways where I live now accordions are not easy to come by and also I have not had much money - any spare money I’ve had for music has gone towards maintaining the fiddle. As a result I have not played accordion since December and I probably won’t be playing it again until I can afford one, let alone find one, which I would hope is November-ish.
I had been playing for nearly 5 years up to that point and was pretty skilled at it. I fear that when I pick it up I will barely be able to pump out a tune and it will take me months to get back to where I was, and there’ll be some tunes that I’ll probably never play again on it.
So just wondering what are people’s experiences with playing an instrument after not having played it for a year or more, despite having been skilled at it? Did you have the same spark when you picked it up, was it hard to get back to the same level, did you realise that it was a thing of the past and moved on? Discuss :)