OK, I just got my Gonzalo Bergara "How I Learned" books, volumes one and two...
(and btw, thanks to 'a certain someone'--- no, it wasn't Gonzalo, but I hope 'that person' reads this and recognizes themself!--- for his/her thoughtfulness in the way they filled out that little declaration slip for Canadian Customs on the mailing envelope...)
Now, anyway, here's the thing... I've just worked through two numbers so far, "All of Me" and "Minor Swing" and because of all the new-to-me fingerings, I'm having trouble keeping up with Gonzalo, even playing his 5 mph versions!
So I guess what I'm hoping for is that somebody who's already been through this process will hold my hand and tell me that it's going to be all right... that I WILL be able to do this sometime in the next seventeen years...
Sniff, sniff, boo hoo... (okay, I admit it, I'm a big fucking crybaby!)
Paul Cezanne: "I could paint for a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing."
Edgar Degas: "Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.... To draw, you must close your eyes and sing."
Georges Braque: "In art there is only one thing that counts: the bit that can’t be explained."