Joshua Bell: Playing violin is like doing Rubik’s Cube

‘I wouldn’t say I was a workaholic, but what I had—and still have—is a slightly obsessive nature for solving problems. Like, when I was 12, I was really into the Rubik’s Cube, and would try to figure out faster and faster ways to do it. So when I would get down to working, I wouldn’t stop until I figured something out. I think playing the violin is a lot like a puzzle, and I think my obsessive nature is what helped with my getting things done.’

From an interesting interview on The Chicago Maroon.  

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  • Playing a musical instrument is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle. After a while you get a sense of what the picture is like, then you realize that the puzzle has no edges; it just keeps going and you never finish it.

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