Many people think that a successful piano player is someone who was just “born” talented. While having some “natural” talent is important, it is not everything. Many people think that I was “born” with an ear for music or an ability to play the piano. Not true!
Let me tell you, I spent a LOT of time practicing and working and training my fingers , brain, and ears to be able to play.
There were many times I was so frustrated that I literally never wanted to play again. I just wanted to bang my head against the side of the piano. “Mom, I just can’t get this fill (or run or chord progression, etc) right.” “Well, don’t be a quitter. Just wait, then go back in a little bit and try again!”
So I would go in there a little later and practice again for awhile, but it still wouldn’t sound quite like I wanted! But I just kept practicing.
I just want to encourage you today to let you know that I used to be where you are at! I wasn’t someone that was born a musician. It was something that I had to work at and spend long hours practicing, learning, studying and getting frustrated just like anyone else!
So stay encouraged! And now go practice. 🙂
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