I started learning Indian classical violin a couple of years ago. There is a lot of rigor in getting things right with my instructor, and sometimes I feel I'm plateaued and not making progress.
Particularly, I'm learning to produce deflections at various speeds (4 notes per beat) and it is really hard to understand the difference between last time I played the same note sheet and this time, and evaluate where I go wrong. Every time, it is a completely different aspect, each time.
However, I started learning to sing along with it (taking classes), and I made a lot more progress in terms of notes, raagas and melodies I can sing, including varnams and krithis.
Can anyone relate to this, or tell me how to approach improving my skills and keep motivated? My instructor keeps telling me that this aspect takes a long time, (couple of years), and this will fall in place. I just don't see how though.