This is my baby. 💕 I'm well into my Beethoven biography and its inspired me to start practicing again. I quit when I was a teenager and even though I missed it a few years later, I just never worked up the courage to begin again. Probably because I realized how much I forgot about playing and reading music. It's really hard (and a little disheartening) when I remember how I used to play and then compare it unfavorably to how I play now. Not at all like riding a bike where the muscle memory comes back in like five minutes.
Still, I dragged out my beginner's theory and practice books from where they had been abandoned, the same ones I did at age 6 or 7. And I've been playing my way through them, slowly working my way up until I can play Beethoven again. 🤞 Fingers crossed I get there. I'm still super shy about playing, but I'm having fun.
I think it's teaching me to go in the direction of my insecurity instead of being guided by my pride.
'To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.' - Ludwig van Beethoven