I played for the Festival of Trees a couple weeks ago and during this event (which raises money for Hospice), people
I think I heard Corky Hale do it slowly and very “jazzy” – and it’s a nice change – sounds like you had a wonderful playing experience – and I know what you mean about tears in their eyes – I get that every now and then with my version of Unchained Melody – it’s very touching when it happens –
Hi Cei Cei! How good to see you. Hope all is well.
I had a little breakthrough over the weekend that I thought some of the ultra-beginners, like me, might enjoy.
I was playing through my Sylvia Wood Christmas Carols book, very slowly as I try to do, and evidently forgot to turn over a page, and all of a sudden I realized that I had played the “HARD” version of Jingle Bells, slowly but almost perfectly!
I was so proud of myself! I think it’s important sometimes to look back. Sometimes I feel as though I’m not making any progress at all, but those are the times when I need to go back and play something that was really hard 6 months ago.
It’s been tough to maintain a playable tempo when I’m practicing because I’m so used to the tempo I’ve been listening to for so many years.
I do have hopes that by next Christmas the Sylvia Wood book and I will be really good friends!
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