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Old 07-08-2019, 08:11 PM   #4
Chris C.
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Default Re: "Aha" moments that propelled your playing forward

The main "aha" moment for me probably was when I started playing again, after a 15 or so year break.

I began to hear the music differently, especially the dynamics of playing a tune and 'making it sing' (as my PM used to tell us all the time).

When I was playing in a band it was all about getting the tunes down, following the PM, trying to compete and win individually... After the break, I began to hear the phrasing and musicality of the tunes. Maybe it's because the pressure was off; maybe it was just growing older and hearing it differently.
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