Morning Slicers, here’s my 6/31 and Photo #64/365
Here’s a picture of my last recital two years ago. I look like I’m enjoying the experience. I am probably enjoying that fact that I have finished a piece of music that I love and wish I could have played well enough to reflect the time and passion I feel for it.
Jump ahead two years..
Today I am feeling that I can play that piece in a way that reflects the way I feel about it. In short, I am beginning to make music. I am making the guitar sing. I an taking control of the sound with my two hands and 10 fingers. And now that it’s happening, it doesn’t matter how long it’s taken to get here.
I just had this conversation with my teacher who has seen me up the mountain, always positive and patient and patient and now enjoying the sounds that come from my wonderful guitar that I can now hold comfortably in my hands.
And to think, I was seriously considering an end to my classical guitar playing. I was ready, I thought, to try the blues, or rock or jazz, but I’m glad I couldn’t in the final hours of my decision cycle.
I love the Spanish sounds of Segovia and those who have followed him and I can’t leave that sound behind. After all I’ve been with many of my piece for years, growing into them: Afro-Cuban Lullaby, Cavatina, Song of the Thief, Cancion, The Tango. Segovia and others play them and so do I, but it’s each one is a mountain to climb and at this point, I am finally reaping some of the real rewards.
Soon I will be preparing for my next “public” appearance for a few groups of friends and I don’t think my hands will shake this time. I’m hoping to be able to just casually and confidently have friends over and just say,
“want to hear something I’ve been working on?”
You know, I love making music.