New music. One of two reactions:
1. Uhh, I don't think I can play this...
2. Pfff! A ten-year-old could play this!
Sit down. First run-through.
Depending on difficulty, a "yuck!" or "whoo-hoo!"
Second run-through. Since the average difficulty
level of my music is hard,
FRUSTRATION. POUND THE PIANO.
ACTUALLY, NO, DON'T POUND THE
3rd run-through. 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th....and on to infinity.
Well, maybe not quite.
Violent inclinations ensue. RIP. BURN. BLOW UP.
BURY. No funeral either.
Finally, violent inclinations slowly ebb.
Polish. Re-polish. Almost memorized. Done.
I'm not at all dramatic, am I?