Monday, January 3, 2011
What Gets Caught in the Web?
Just like the spider creates a silken web to capture his food, the musician also constructs a web. My musical silk is composed of a certain facility with the instrument, some theory, careful listening, and a strong desire to connect with music. The silk becomes stronger with continued practice, slowly learning more about music, the guitar, and myself. What is the role of an open heart I wonder? An innocent ear? Love?
Patiently, at least most days, I pick up my guitar not knowing if music will appear. I hear myself asking "If I stop caring about music appearing, will music flow more easily?" Another subtle manipulation of my mind looking for an easier way to connect. Laughing at myself, I know it's time to clear my mind and play. So simple, yet so challenging. What gets caught in the web - music or the mind?