Re: dedication and sacrifice

Opportunities present more frequently when one is putting in the work and
Whether this young girl becomes an internationally acclaimed artist,
provides entertainment in retirement homes or simply plays at home for
herself,  lets wish her personal success and happiness.
Pete Knapton

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Howard Chandler" <chandler@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 19 December 2003 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: dedication and sacrifice

> Dedication, perhaps.  Sacrifice.  Well certainly there will be sacrifice
> way you look at it -- if you choose to look at it that way.  Lets say this
> young person should chose not to sacrifice her friends, family, and
> and gave up an opportunity that I suspect that many of us wish we'd been
> blessed with.  That could also be seen as a sacrifice.  Hopefully, her
> choice is is based on her own aspirations, and that she will be blessed
> the discernment to know which is the lesser of the sacrifices.
> Howard Chandler
> Mandeville, LA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Roger A Gonzales" <gonz1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>; <slidemeister@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 12:48 PM
> Subject: Re: dedication and sacrifice
> >
> > Dear Harplers
> >
> > Dedication and sacrifice are fueled by passion.  If music and playing
> harmonica, or any musical instrument for that matter, is what impassions
> you, you WILL make the sacrifices.  However, it will not seem so
> difficult...not really.
> >
> > Sacrifice is the surrender or the elimination of something valued for
> sake of having a higher or more pressing claim.  When someone feels driven
> to accomplish something that has become valuable in their life, and in
> they see in their future as what they deem important, the job will get
> no matter what the price.
> >
> > Rainbow Jimmy writes;
> > > How many of us are willing to make those sacrifices and show that
> > > much
> > > dedication?
> >
> > The price for success is a non-negotiable item.  It has to be paid in
> full.  I am one semester from my BA in Music Education and there has been
> many obstacles and trials that have attempted to get in my way.  I have
> nor will I let them get me down.
> >
> > Rainbow Jimmy also writes;
> > Where would harp players find that level of intense
> > > instruction
> > > even if we did make the choice?
> >
> > This is where most harp players miss the boat.  Far too many harmonica
> players spend too much time trying to become good harp players and not
> enough time becoming good musicians.  There are community colleges,
> teachers and a million CDs out there to help you improve your music
> from being able to read music and learning music fundamentals to improving
> your musicality.  If there is not a mentor within driving distance, get
> someone who is willing to mentor you using an instrument other than the
> harmonica!  You can learn instruction from a sax or trumpet player that
> be transfered to the harmonica.  Enrolling in a music fundamentals class
> a community college will help EVERY harmonica play out there bar none.  If
> you want to learn a language, you speak it first, and then you learn to
> and write it.  Music is a language all its own.  You learn to play it, and
> then learn to understand it better by being able to read it and write it.
> Even doing this in
> >  the most elementary form will benefit you for the rest of your playing
> career.
> > If the passion is there, it will be a wonderful journey and oh so worth
> it.  Take it from someone who is on that journey as I speak.
> >
> > regards,
> > Roger Gonzales
> >
> >
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