GOD, it’s boring. But it really helps.
And at some point when I’ve written a decent enough amount of my own stuff, I’m going to have to do this to my own music, including the parts like those bouncing 6ths in “Moon of Memory” that I keep rolling, and the 16th note runs in “There All Along” that stymie me from time to time.
The viola has been gathering dust all this time, too. 😦 I knew when I started writing my own music that that would happen. The second thing that popped into my head was, “I can’t do this and play viola.”