Mudcat Café message #285752 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24779   Message #285752
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
26-Aug-00 - 05:05 PM
Thread Name: Playing an Instrument-Good + Bad Days
Subject: RE: Playing an Instrument-Good + Bad Days
Most of us have our better days and our worse days for playing. I'm sure nobody is "on" all the time. Factors behind this: 1)have you had enough sleep lately? 2) have you been taking medicine? Even over-the-counter stuff can affect your brain. 3) have you been doing chores that are bad for your hands? (gardening, for example, is really hard on them) 4) have you been practising? Pianists, for example, can really feel the ill effects of two weeks without playing.

Instruments have their own good and bad days. Flutes, to name one kind, are known for their erratic personalities.

And finally, don't overlook the role of Finger Demons. They are always out there, waiting to zap even the best of us.