Soo, I started playing the flute around Year 5, and played consistently until year 7. And then gave it up for a few years.
Now in year 11, moving into 12, I play REALLLY rarely, and want to get back on track.
But, my morale has just been crushed. I got up to my ABRSM grade 5, or possibly/but unlikely grade 4 as far as I remember.
I've literally forgotten EVERYTHING. My fingers feel out of place, I cant read sheet music anymore, forgotten almost every note apart from the basics. IM BACK TO SQUARE ONE... How is this even possible... Its not even a lack of practice, Its wiped clean off my head, and nothing is coming back to me!
Has anyone been through anything like this/ has any advice... Im trying to fit playing around my other commitments, and am looking to still finish off my graded exams along with the primary reason of enjoyment.
ANY ADVICE :/
HELPPPP with the flute Watch
- Thread Starter
- 30-06-2016 18:12
- 30-06-2016 19:22
Hi, I had a similar experience but with piano, and I'm also in year 11 heading into year 12. I had started playing at around 7 years old, got up to grade 3/4 and played frequently. However, after four to five years (when I started secondary school) I stopped lessons and didn't play much at all. I became self taught, but school and other hobbies basically took over. Last January I decided i wanted to start again and become better, so i started lessons. I'd forgotten everything apart from my C major scale and my treble clef!
However, I stuck at the lessons and was determined to get back on track- by November I took my grade two exam again, passing with a merit. Now GCSEs are done I'll be resuming lessons again, aiming for grade 4 with merit or distinction by the end of this year. You can do it! Hope this helped