OK, so I'm a stereotype: I never stop chattering. Luckily it's in writing on a website so you don't all need to invest in earplugs, hehe :)
Last night I was so happy with myself. I play bass in a pub band, and performed live without messing it up.
Practicing has simply not happened on most days because I can't stay on track long enough to get any productive practice done. I've had to compensate by being very, very quick on the uptake, and learning the lines pretty instantly. Sometimes I've played in this band and been infuriated when I've messed up my part in front of others due to insufficient practice. I love music and have always really wanted to play.
I feel my Ritalin is helping my mental capacity on many levels. Firstly, I took the bass out before the pub gig and got myself prepared a little - a HUGE improvement as normally I wouldn't even think to tune the strings up, and would just turn up at the venue, plug in and brace myself for whatever happened. I felt I did not have the capacity to cope with any more than that - it was the best I could give.
Also I think my capacity to think about where I am in the music, to remember the notes, to even play with more expression, has all been improved.
Does anyone else play an instrument? What have your experiences been like over the years? I'd love to hear from you! Here I am below...xx