Dr Michael: >"Now I can do all that cool stuff RF does!" So ya loop footswolen chords, >noodle over the top of it and hey, this sounds like No Pussyfooting! ... >"beyond" Fripp, what I mean is that I'm trying to break out of the >"ambient soundscape with noodling over the top" and try to approach the >whole issue differently. I like this one. After six month looping with footswolen chords and twingeling textures, I finally one morning (I never play in the morning) woke up and played a 3 seconds rock kind of riff and it had a solid drive and I became aware that almost any style can be played like that. >Hey, just think! Robert Fripp could be sitting in a room somewhere, >looking disparingly at his guitar and saying "but how can I go _beyond_ >Michael Peters?" I like this one even more. Imagine each of us goes beyond each other. Thats why I apologised some months ago and wanted to correct "beyond" to "beside" or something. >Matthias (got the tape yet?) nope > _give up your instrument_! ... Coming back to it >afterwards, I went straight into practicing music that was (a) completely >different to my previous playing (ie rote licks) and (b) compositionally >nearer to what I wanted to hear. Yes... I should have payed more atention to that, maybe. Before my one year trip with only my music, I had a year in which I only played accoustic (not my thing) sometimes, because I could not stand any more what I did before. So this might have been important. There have been other things like a Tai Chi course, experiences with Reiki, Shiatsu... mainly because of a hurting back, but also because I suddenly lived with a physioterapist and fell in love with a nurse... so each life is different and its about impossible to transfer experience... sad... And yes, I also made that amazing experience that we can improve without playing the instrument. As if something in the brain arranges itself in the background. A friend even told me, that he keeps practicing while driving, by imaginating the sound and the fingering, and really, it helps!