My son is working on learning to play the song Fur Elise by Beethoven. At lessons this week his piano teacher said something that caught my attention. They were working on part two to the song which is made up of quite a few sixteenth notes in the base cleft. She told Nathan that she wanted him to practice this until he had it down so well that he didn't need to even think about it. She said it really wasn't the part that we would be wanting to notice and for us to not notice it he needed to be able to play it very well.....so well, that no one will notice it. Make sense? Then she played it for Nathan and he frowned and said, "I don't really remember that part of the song at all." She smiled and played it hands together and then he realized what she was talking about.
I got to thinking about this later in the week. I want to be like that base line in the song. It's needed to make everything beautiful! Fur Elise wouldn't be the same at all without it! The fullness, depth, and variety just wouldn't be there. It would be an inferior work...not what the "Master" was wanting at all. I want to be able to live life in such a way that I'm not noticed. If I'm being noticed it's probably because I'm not doing something as well as I should be. I haven't "practiced" enough.
We all have our part in life....I'm still working on getting my notes down!