When I listen to classical music, even for just 3 to 5 minutes a day, then violin practice becomes more fun and exciting! It even gets easier to practice and it becomes something that I look forward to doing every day! When I stop listening to classical music, even for a day or two, I just don’t want to practice. I do it anyway, but it becomes dull and boring. Then, if I hear even a minute or two for even one day, suddenly I have that spark again. The desire to practice grows! And then I WANT to hear better recordings! And I want to study them! And so it goes. It’s the strangest thing. Ebb and Flow. And let me hear it LIVE and I’m good to go for weeks! Anyone?