When I recognize the patterns I play out on auto-pilot, I’m amazed at how efficient my system is at recording and playing those things back, and what a spelunking operation it can be to scratch out new neural networks that might be more interesting, adaptive and enjoyable! What if it’s as easy as what Miles Davis suggested to someone asking about how to play more interesting solos: that we “play a different note!”
Here’s a few thoughts about how this operates with me on the piano. Soon I’ll share with you some of the strategies I’m incorporating to expand my creative options.
Here’s to waking up!