October 29th, 2004

beartato phd

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I just had a delightful moment of proprioceptive clarity while practising the guitar today. I think I'm beginning to break through the barrier between on the one side thinking about fretting chords slowly and painfully, finger-by-finger ("ok... where's my index finger... okay, index finger *there*... middle finger... middle finger *there*...") and on the other side just doing it all at once, just feeling that this is the way that my hand should feel if I want to play a G, and all my fingers zoom there independently of each other and of my conscious thinking.

My left hand is too tired now to repeat it, but it's a good feeling knowing that I got up to that plateau momentarily for the first time. I can get up there again with practice.