'Nother marathon guitar session but the fingers still hurt, quite a lot. But what is amazing is that they seem to know what to do more and more, without me telling them. Really, I am not kidding. They seem to direct themselves and I'm sometimes surprised at what they come up with. I'm certainly not thinking "I'm going to play an a-minor flat-fifth scale" but they seem to know where they're going by instinct.
But just listen to Oscar Peterson or Joey deFrancesco and you will realise the capacity of the human mind to improvise without question, the sheer impossibility of the quickness of the thinking. How can our minds think so quickly? But it's not just music, for sure. It's just a general human capability. Born of what? A desire to survive, perhaps.
But . . . amazingly blistering and the fingers are telling me what to do now, not me telling them what to do.
Hope to show you soon.