November 4, 2015

The thing about the consoling grace of "continuous improvement" and "we don't have to be perfect, we just have to keep getting better" is, you know, sometimes skills degrade, or rivals figure things out better.

I think I'm getting better at playing my tuba by ear, though, especially playing along in the concert-C and/or sharp-ish keys that strings players tend to prefer, vs all the flats we enjoy in brassland. (Gee, imagine if I actually made time to sit and practice!)

Still, being aware of the details of an improving skill set feels novel to me, because I've been so deeply in fixed mindset.