Here is a great interview with Ron Block. I have shared this with Ben as a possible topic to do a literal lesson on. (Ben? Wheres Ben at? You listening?) It covers some great topics that I struggle with as far as the mental and physiological things we go through learning the banjo/any instrument.
I think the mental is the hardest thing I battle when learning to play. Ron talks about that. The process of just enjoying the journey. I find that hard to do. It can be frustrating when playing especially when its not going well. Or in the case of my hand position post you find out you haven’t been doing something as you should and you realize you have to relearn to play in a way. Can be daunting. And as we discussed at church last night when you start something like an instrument later in life and it requires so much time to learn you feel crunched because life is shorter and you feel the strain to learn faster.
What are your experiences? Is the physiological part of playing harder than the task of playing itself?