Originally Posted by Magenta
^^^ Every word of this!
And I'll add, try not to rely too much on books. For the first 18 months or so, I couldn't play anything that wasn't written down. My playing was correct but sterile. It's much more fun to play correctly AND from the heart.
This is an interesting comment.
As a beginner, I rely on both books and a teacher and i think my playing *might* get a bit sterile, but I don't know how I will learn enough technique to be free enough to play from the heart without the groundwork first?
Genuine question by the way - not a judgement or dig :)