So, I’ve started this post and deleted it several times. Sometimes I just don’t know what to feel after a lesson. They can be both motivating and discouraging at the same time. Motivating because I always leave hopeful, even certain that I WILL learn to play the cello beautifully. But sometimes, often when I’ve made a breakthrough, she pushes me even harder than she had been before. Which generally results in me realizing, even more than I did before, how far I have to go. Somehow it seems that the more I learn, the more I have to learn, as if my eventual goal is always getting farther and farther from where I am. Granted, she has expressed concern that she pushes me too fast, but I’ve told her to always give me more to practice than I can and push me to learn faster than I can. So when I feel this way it’s totally my fault. Thankfully, she announced that with my new song we are going to spend more than my normal two weeks working on this song and it will be the only song I work on for those two weeks, unless of course I choose to review previous songs, but she doesn’t expect that and feels that I’ve learned as much as I can from them for now. The piece is a minuet by Bach. Which minuet, I don’t know. The book is pretty vague about things like titles and/or composers. Go 1950’s French method book that’s also 1/3 in German and 1/3 in English and 100% confusing! I like the song, because I like everything Bach (so does my cat for that matter…) But gah! It has the craziest shifts! (The book does say that it’s a review of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th positions…) Here’s to hoping this song goes well!