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.