For some reason the first twenty minutes I felt surrounded by critical voices all around me. My teacher isn’t especially personally critical. It’s just my own personality to be self-critical, so the environment felt unfriendly even though it was just yours truly in the room. After a while I just became aware and that shut it down.

After that, it turned out to be a good practice in terms of feeling the strings and being aware when I was not feeling the strings. Still drifting sharp, but I’m learning to have faith in the practice process.