Good Things are not Always Easy

It’s time, to be honest with you all. This last week has been fairly unproductive in my Banjo practice.

If my progress is a reflection of my effort, and I think that it is, I seriously need to kick it up a notch (or five)!

My plan: PRACTICE HARD! This site has some great tips to use for making practice time more effective (it’s like it was made for me). I am going to double my previously determined (before I knew what I was getting myself into) practice time for the next couple of weeks.

This isn’t going to be easy, but I really want to do it because I really love the banjo and I know that I will love it even more once I can actually play something… especially if it’s like this:

I thought back to my early piano playing years when practicing felt like nothing but a chore. I do not want to fall into the same pattern with the banjo, so I went looking for inspiration. What I discovered is awesome… playing the banjo may actually make my brain work better!

I am driven and I am inspired. I will progress this week. I will practice with all my heart and I will master this fantastic instrument one day. I truly believe this… even if it is potentially unrealistic. But hey, unwarranted confidence can be a good tool for success!

Please feel free to cast your vote or leave a comment with some musical stories of your own! I would love to hear from you.

Until next time… stay inspired in whatever area you may be struggling with!


4 thoughts on “Good Things are not Always Easy

  1. Hey Danica!
    I think that it’s safe to say that we have all experienced a “funk” where we just can’t get motivated to get going. With that being said, I think it is such a great idea that you have set out a plan for yourself moving forward. I myself like to write things down because it holds me accountable, so great job with taking that step! Also, I think you are improving with your blog posts every week! I love the use of videos and links that you are incorporating! It honestly does take these posts to the next level! Don’t give up and keep practicing because I can tell you have the ability and passion! Also, it’s almost the break so take that time to relax and that may help get that motivation back on track! Have a great break!
    -Your mentor, Lauren

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  2. I’ve been experiencing the same struggles learning the guitar. With school being kicked into overdrive with midterms finding enough practice time has been challenging, but like you I’m planning on kicking it up a notch during our break.

    I loved the video you shared. I want to learn to play the banjo after watching that! I’ve been looking for the same types of videos on Instagram and YouTube for inspiration as well. I never thought to share them on posts but I will have to start as I lived watching your inspirational finds.

    Keep up the great work!


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