Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Learning an instrument: maddening, but worth it

There was a gap between what her ear heard and what her fingers could manage, and she found this maddening, but each week that gap seemed to narrow just a little. The sounds she made were on their way to beautiful. Her hands were learning to make a wooden body sing.
Carolina de Robertis, The Gods of Tango (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015), p. 119

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