I don’t practice playing the piano now as much as I did before. And now I’m faced with a book-long, 2-piano Haydn piece due to be performed early next year.
I want to be able to play it, but the thing is, I think I need to start all over again. I tried playing my old Haydn pieces and I suddenly found that my fingers can’t keep up with the trills and technically-challenging parts that Haydn is known for. I’ve lost the old dexterity of my fingers and now I have to slowly learn it again. The piece that would been enjoyably studied in my early years have now become laborious. My fingers have to be slowly prepared and that means a few months with Czerny before I can even begin to look at Haydn.
But the most challenging part of all of this is, I can’t seem to find the patience I used to have when studying new pieces. And when you’re impatient, you learn nothing.
*sigh* How did I lose interest in something I loved so much before?
Oliver Wendell Holmes (via techiefoodie)