For the past several weeks I'd been growing bored with the guitar; practicing was feeling like something akin to brushing my teeth. I was pretty much going through the motions, biding my time, waiting for the ennui to pass.
Yesterday, about 45 minutes into my practice, I decided it was time for a snack. With a bowl of salsa and some chips I sat down to see what you tube would throw at me. Pretty soon I was watching videos of kids (teenagers) tearing it up on their electric guitars; some pretty amazing stuff, really. My snack finished, I went back to my practice.
Holy Cow! Somehow my own playing had kicked into high gear. The Irish jig I'd been working on suddenly came alive. I was playing it 40 bpm faster, clean, lots of energy and expression. Everything just worked. This magic state lasted for the next two hours mo matter what I worked on. It felt like I got month's worth of practice in one session.
Anyone else have a similar experience?
Anyone have a reliable way of reproducing it?
"An amateur is he who takes up the study of an instrument as a relaxation from his serious occupations." -- Sor