My brain hurts. Over the past week and a half I’ve been struggling to read and interpret the first several bars of Kaniad San Silin in the Robert ap Huw manuscript. It’s eventually going to be rewarding, but right now I’m struggling with everything from the loopy letters to my utter lack of coordination in attempting to master some of the gestures. This evening, I got to work once again on the bee’s plait and tafliad y bys. It’s all sounding rather clunky at this stage, and sometimes the effects I create are hilarious in their ineptitude.
But I am happy–ah, very happy. This difficult assignment is making me work hard, and that’s what I’ve wanted from lessons. It’s the only way I’ll begin to see what sort of player I might become.
For comic effect, I may occasionally attach a sound file. I’ll keep posting updates on my, er, progress.