"The first thing I notice (after a brief recovery period ) is that they look up, the way people do when they're trying to remember something distant."
"This could be the most important point on any of these forums yet. I've touched upon the whole "theory is secondary thing", but you're absolutely right. No one THINKS about what they're playing or how they're going to play something when they play it in that moment, they just make music as it comes to them."
Like Miles said, "Learn that $hit cold, then forget it".
Interesting concept, seems a lot like military training. You do important stuff over and over again, till it's ingrained and ready for when you need it in the real world.
"Have you noticed that when you discover something you never forget it and when you learn something it's gone right after the test?"
Yes I have but even more so as I get older
Really jauen, you have obviously thought a great deal about this. Playing out live in a band, and at practice I get lots of opportunities to solo. Usually I'm not exactly sure what I am thinking or what drives my note selection but I can honestly say I do think of Truefire course snippets on occasion. I will be jamin and think, "hmm why don't I just stay in this position and work it like Brad Carlton" or "hmm, the crowds paying attention I should try a little of Franks call and response theory." Lately it's been WWMD, yep you guessed it "What Would McErlain Do."
Really though, if some one yelled "stop" I would have to come back from that far away place in that pea brain of mine.
"I once played notes so fast that light emanated from the strings whereupon, I saw God.... who then told me to relax and start playing music."
"I don't want to think about how I am doing it because that just makes it harder." Steve Howe
"You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick." David Gilmour
Truefire Science Officer (dabgonit....where's my blue shirt!)