Over the Holidays I hit a road-block where I didn't feel like playing or practicing....couldn't motivate myself (perhaps it was the cold I got running in torrential rain..
) However I had learned a tune on the fiddle which I decided to see if I could transfer to my mando, as they are set up the same way, (it was the LSU fight song
)after a few minutes (hours?
) I was able to play it on the fiddle too....so it got me to thinking why not then do the reverse....so I started with Ragtime Annie and by golly I was able to play it...and this time it didn't take me as long (when I play the fiddle I think notation, when I play the mando I think tablature and numbers so it takes the brain a little time to adjust ). Anyway I now do this everyday....I take a "mando" song and I transfer it to the fiddle and vice-versa....It's made my practicing/playing fun again......
yeah!!! LIFE IS GOOD!