After what essentially amounts to my first week of getting back into a routine of practice with the guitar, I see more and more that the little things really do matter. What I’m talking about is the details that I’m uncovering as I slow the mental pace down while I’m going through exercises on the fret board. This is not the same thing as “sweating the small stuff…”, rather working on rebuilding my relationship with the instrument, not only to restore, but to surpass what it once was. This intimacy, if you will, doesn’t come over night, but is built and nurtured over time, and the deeper it goes, the details become more visible. This is what ultimately builds the fiber of that musical muscle, weaving a stronger fabric rich in color.
It has been a successful week in terms of my objectives to lay the groundwork, ultimately for recording and sharing these works. I will post more here as things progress, slow and steady.