Jeff Stallard Posted September 21, 2005 Share Posted September 21, 2005 (edited) The last few months, I've been playing mostly classical, so a few nights ago I thought I'd start focusing more on playing by ear (it's cyclic with me). It was late, but I felt like playing. I decided on Off She Goes, and well...off I went. It was slow at first, just trying to make my fingers remember where to go. Well after 5 or 10 minutes, I found myself nodding off, but I pushed on for maybe another 10 minutes. During that time, I don't remember any coherent melody. The next morning, I tried playing it, and I had improved greatly! I still had some trouble remembering the B part, but I was much better than I had been the previous night. So maybe I've found the secret: practice when you're half asleep. I'm half-way kidding of course, but I'm wondering if we use a different part of my brain when we're really tired than when our brains are awake and alert. Anyone else ever notice this? Edited September 21, 2005 by Jeff Stallard Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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