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#1019669 - 01/09/09 11:11 AM Re: Loss of motivation...
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Originally posted by crusadar:
I too am a collector of sheet music, most of which I can't play, however, when I feel demotivated I find browsing through my collection and finding a piece I hadn't realised I'd got which is doable rekindles my enthusiasm. [/b]
That's a great idea. I have alot of song books full of songs I can't play yet. Every once in a while I will pull one out and give a song a try and notice each time it gets a little easier.
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#1019670 - 01/09/09 12:38 PM Re: Loss of motivation...
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certainly some of the most beautiful works ever composed in the Western musical literature are hymns, [/b]
Not the ones I had to play in mass. There was one nice beguine though.
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#1019671 - 01/09/09 01:25 PM Re: Loss of motivation...
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Originally posted by John Frank:
certainly some of the most beautiful works ever composed in the Western musical literature are hymns, [/b]
Not the ones I had to play in mass. There was one nice beguine though. [/b]
So - as I suspected - you weren't tongue-in-cheek after all - and I can now understand to some extent your aversion - familiarity does indeed breed a certain amount of contempt at times (especially under forced circumstances, if they were such) - well then, as someone once famously said, let us Begin the Beguine \:\)

Regards, JF
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#1019672 - 01/09/09 01:33 PM Re: Loss of motivation...
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Originally posted by John Frank:
So - as I suspected - you weren't tongue-in-cheek after all [/b]
What, about shooting myself!?

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Originally posted by John Frank:
- after all, they were composed usually by very talented and devoted individuals who were creating musical art that glorified the devine being they worshipped, and they almost always took extra pains to make the music as magnificent as they possibly could to please that being and inspire their fellow worshipers. [/b]
Kinda makes you feel sorry for atheist composers, eh?
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