Yesterday was my first day back at violin lessons since my recital in December. I'm sure this has happened to everyone at one point or another. I got to my lesson without having warmed up and my instructor and I just picked up where we left off last month. And wouldn't you know, everything I played was just brilliantly in tuned and I played everything to my own satisfaction. It was a momentary flash of musical genius. I played so well that the cello instructor came in from down the hall to compliment me on my playing because it sounded so good and so much more progress since the last time he saw me. I couldn't believe it, it was like someone else was playing and I was observing. It was like having an out of body type experience but with a violin. I had no control over playing so richly. I wasn't even trying or fighting it. I just played everything he told me. It was one of the best lessons I've ever had.
I wish I could harness these momentary flashes of musical successes. I don't even know how I did it or how to do it again. These flashes are so far and few inbetween. After these flashes pass, I revert to my usual playing.
I'm sure others have experienced these flashes before.
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