Ideas for thing to try for which will give me something totally different for my whistle playing than the usual tune practicing rut?
I am thinking trying something totally different would get me back into things.
I had always avoided the dreaded exercises thinking them boring and pointless.
Well we are in crazy times and the tunes I used to play to avoid the exercises now seem boring and pointless due to not having any particular goals.
I am thinking to ‘fight fire with fire’ and do those exercises I always dreaded; perhaps the strict structure to whip me back into shape like a military sojourn, as it will keep me on the ball and maybe rejuvenate my practice of tunes again down the road, improving my technique and the like.
I think the simplicity might help me get back in the swing of things. To be honest the past couple of weeks I had just been languishing away and bowing out of any practice bar 5 minutes here and there. It is not that I don’t want to play though; I miss it. I feel I just wanna try something ‘completely different’ to freshen things up and doing exercises would be about as different as it could get than my old practice since I always avoided them so much.
I will check out the good brother steve’s page and other recommendations are welcome.
I feel that setting small achievable goals like they say in psychotherapy for those who are working on their self-esteem or confidence, is the order of the day to get back into positive schedules of reinforcement.
I am confident this will help me now I think of it as I have had a similar ennui in my work a few weeks ago and changing to something new has boosted my motivation for that for sure, so time to turn my eye to the music.
So my question is for ideas on what I could do to change things up from my old ‘jigs and reels’ run through. I know, trying new tune types is another one to add to the practice exercises as something different. Many more tune types to explore besides jigs n reels.