Success Log 1

Day: Sunday,
Date: 30 October
Start time: 19:30
Start attitude: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Focus: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Stamina: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Technique: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
End attitude: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
End time: 20:30
Today's Big Goal

This was a session with my tutor. We went through the usual tunes: 
Cutting Bracken
Skye Boat
When the Battle's O'er
Paddy's Leather Breeches
and working on the new tune: Shores of Loch Bea

Today's practice notes
My brain is going through the totally confused stage.
This is a typical phase when I am learning something new. 
At first I am progressing well,but then my skills drop back to 
almost day 1. I am hoping that it will get over it very quickly
because there was a time when I was able to hit all the doublings but
now they are total rubbish.

What worked well
Keeping up with correct tempo is improving but I can tell that I still
run away in my own time. Lack of concentration I would suggest. I need 
to learn to listen.  My tutor is ever so gracious and keeps reminding
me that I am at his G4 band's standard. I am encouraged to hear that
but am disappointed that I am not improving consistently and seem to
have regressed :-(

What did not work well
Just about every tune was a jumbled mess apart from Cutting Bracken,
but then this one is a very simplified one, so no guernseys to be
won here.

Tomorrow's goal
My tutor reckons I should focus on increasing the tempo
with each tune and not worry about the messed up doublings. 
Next tutoring session will be on November 20th because both my tutor's
and my schedules can't be reconciled.
Since I have just signed up to the online beginners competition ,
I will work on the tune I will be performing. Just one bar
at a time to ensure I hit all the notes correctly, consistently and on time.