One of my faves – “Every Breath You Take” for fingerstyle guitar! Made famous by The Police & Sting – the composer. I finally cracked the fingerstyle guitar solution on this one. Enjoy!
Adam Rafferty’s Blog – Guitar and Spirit
I’d like to start off by wishing you a wonderful, Happy Healthy Thanksgiving.
I recently read about how gratitude literally re-wires ones brain, unlike any other thought-feeling-emotion – whatever you’d call it.
For that reason, I’ve decided to resume my “gratitude journaling.” I am only on day 3, but since it’s Thanksgiving I wanted to share my “Top 10 List” of things I am currently grateful for – with you.
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Gang, I hope you are well. I know I have been quiet here on the blog for some time, and I have actually been been missing writing for you, and for myself.
Here is an update to let you know where I am at mentally, creatively and spiritually (today is March 6, 2018.)
Today I am using my blog as a journal to help clarify and organize my thoughts.
If you want to join me on my journey, you are invited to follow along.
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When you play the guitar, what are you listening for in your playing?
- Are you listening for small and important details?
- Or are you stepping back and listening to the “whole”?
- How should you be listening?
Let’s take a look at this…
When a painter works on detail, she is super close up to the canvas. Each brushstroke, texture and shading is accounted for.
That requires serious microscope up close focus!
However, there’s another mode of viewing the canvas which is stepping way back and looking at the “whole.”
That puts all the tiny details in a different context.
Playing music can be like this too. We can be very close up, and hear minute details, or we can step back and hear the entire, overall sound.
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Sometimes when we work on the same creative project for a long time, under the same circumstances we can get into what is called a “rut.”
This can happen whether it’s practicing guitar, writing, work responsibilities, painting, etc. It’s the feeling of no matter how much we practice or work, that things stay the same.
It’s a “stuck” feeling…we can’t figure out how to get new life, joy and inspiration back into our work.
We wonder “where did the fun go?”
It’s totally normal, so don’t worry if you are feeling this. It means you’re caught in a cycle.
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