A couple months ago, sensei asked if I would be interested in joining the performance team. Wowowow yes!!! Except I didn’t know entire parts of any of the performance songs.
A couple weeks ago, we finished working through a section of a song in o-daiko class. “Now we’ve done all parts of Yatai.”
Last week, I received an email requesting availability for a performance at a Japanese Culture Festival in early October. Yes! Except I don’t know any performance songs well enough?
This week, we received our songs and assignments. I’m playing o-daiko (with solo parts) for the song I just finished learning (still a giant jumble of beats in my head) and holding down first drum for the song my chu-daiko class learned last year (omgdontmessthisup).
After a few minutes of “Ahhhhh!!!”, I told Aaron about it.
Me: minor freak out
Me: followed by a month of intense studying
Aaron: Sensei thinks you can handle it
Me: that’s a good point
Me: i feel better
Me: still going to do a month of intense studying
… and all the other things I have scheduled this month. Ready, steady, GO!