The moral of the story is getting out of my comfort zone and putting to bed some of the stuff i was playing all day and every day. I'm really just starting to learn that once you've learned something you need to move on, there is always something else to discover
That is an excellent point. Yes!!! We all, well me anyway, tend to put on little performances for ourselves. It feels good to play what you know. It feels awful to play what you dont. The mind doesnt like feeling awkward and foolish while learning. But it takes that to learn and break through.
If I am living right, I try to figure out something new, and only then do I reward myself with something I know and play well.
As for a metronome, check out
Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best.- the girl from the bus