Well thank you, that makes me feel a bit better. XD
If it’s one thing I’ve learned is that passion overcomes age. (At least that’s what I tell myself so I don’t feel bad when I go to my lessons and the person both before and after me have been playing since grace school.) I wasn’t given the luxury to join a school band or orchestra despite interest but even with that, I feel weird playing some simply little piece whenever they’re still in the room.
It helps to want to learn over just learning because the school or parents made you. (Not saying that that’s the only reason why they join but still, you have to admit that a lot of those really young kids probably aren’t doing it by choice.) Even before I decided to buy the cello, I listened to a shit ton of music. Orchestra tracks from games, classical, cello metal, etc…Just listening to that music for months and trying to visualize the bow and hand moments actually helped.
I haven’t written my update from my second week of lessons in my ‘Die Cellistin’ thread, but anyway, I was actually able to pick up the pitch of the notes very well. Even with only being introduced to the note placement on the strings for a day, I was able to quickly learn whether or not I was playing the right not without looking just by the sound due to how much music I listened to and continue to listen to.
That’s why I’m trying to find simple songs that I know by sound well in hopes that being familiar with it before hand might help me learn it. That way I’m still learning the right notes (all of those songs contain the notes I’ve been taught in the past 2 weeks) and at least feel like a bad ass because I’ll hopefully soon be able to say, “Yeah, I can play the Metal Gear theme.”