I have realized over the years that any break in my playing/practicing routine really causes problems for me.Not that I have much of a practice routine, but rather a coming and going relationship with music on a semi-daily basis.
I have been playing far too little recently and I am seeing the signs.One of which is becoming despondent.
The involvement most people have with music is that of a passing period in their life.For a few, and it could be anyone really, the playing of music becomes a necessity far beyond what a non-musician can imagine.
At least that is how I prefer to think of my need to play music.
I came home this evening and ate dinner with my family and pulled out my acoustic guitar to play a little.(I love the smell of my guitar.)I felt hopeful again.I didn’t practice or learn anything new; I just played whatever came to mind.
Do any of you just play whatever comes to mind?