“Progress is never permanent, will always be threatened, must be redoubled, restated and reimagined if it is to survive.”
— Zadie Smith
This quote is about society, not art, but it could be.
If you aim to stay at a particular point, it gradually wears down and you one day notice you’re not where you thought you were.
If you’re thinking this is more depressing a thought than motivating, it’s not a Sisyphus scenario, more of a never-stop-practising-your-scales situation. Some days it’s simple C major, other days tackling C-flat major.
I think my favourite artistic scale is exploring different blues and my should-practice-more scale is tone vs colour. What’s yours?