I suppose I'm not the only one to have those days when I just can't play anything well. Sometimes I feel miserable because everything I want to play seems out of reach, sometimes I can't produce the sound I want, sometimes I just have no will to work... What do you do when it happens ? Is there some kind of magic trick to give you high morale and get you back in the saddle ? Often I feel helpless because the piano is so demanding, technically and musically. It is especially important for me to practice everyday now that I'm back "in piano school" with a teacher - up to now I could always manage to do what I was asked for the next week, but it's getting harder and harder to cope with "no piano days". I used to play easy and well-known pieces, but nowadays it seldom gives me any comfort ; most of the time I will get frustrated either because it is not what I want to hear or because in my depressed state I will make careless mistakes. The other day I almost lashed out at a friend I play duets with because I was so :evil: :evil: with my playing. I hope I'm on the good part of the forum, because I definitly feel that's one big technical hurdle to piano playing (or at least to mine !) right there !