Time for me to vent and rant a bit. I hear that it’s good for the soul though, so I’m sure I’ll feel better when I’m done. In the last few weeks I’ve been inundated with new music from a variety of sources. If there’s one thing that gets me excited, it’s getting new music. I was pumped about getting to sit down at the piano each day to sight-read some solo books, choral pieces, and sheet music. However, my excitement dwindled a bit when I started playing through some music by certain composers.
The music that I was disappointed by would be considered “advanced,” but that wasn’t what disappointed me. I consider myself solidly in the “late-intermediate” level of piano prowess, but I can play some advanced music. The fact that the music was a bit out of my league wasn’t what bothered me. It was why it was too hard. (more…)