Newton’s First Law of Motion and Practicing


“Newton’s First Law of Motion states that a body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it, and a body in motion at a constant velocity will remain in motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force”

Why do I start my blog entry with physics? I had a long day at work, 4 hour round trip commute, then I had to pick up my teenage daughter from crew training. I left the house 5:30am and came home 7pm. It was a long day!

On the way home, I was telling my classical guitar playing daughter, I might not practice, because I am tired. She said that she was on Tumblr and she saw a post in a music related group, where someone said start practicing no matter what because, “a body in motion will stay in motion…”. So I told her, ” you’re right, I’ll practice the Bach Allemande for 10-15 minutes.

After family dinner and helping my son with math homework, I started my practice with a couple of warm up scales. Then I started the Allemande. One hour later I finished my practice with a mistake free (by my low standards) run through of the Allemande! So this body, once in motion stayed in motion!  Small victory for a very busy week.

So no matter what, open up the cello case, rosin up the bow and start practicing. You never know what fantastic results you’ll get.

P.S. As I write this I have a warm feeling in my heart, knowing that my love of music has rubbed off on my children. Enough so that they can now motivate me to practice.

One thought on “Newton’s First Law of Motion and Practicing

  1. You really make it seem really easy together with your presentation however I find this topic to be really something which I feel I might never understand. It seems too complicated and very vast for me. I’m taking a look ahead on your subsequent publish, I will attempt to get the dangle of it!

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