posted on May, 16 2014 @ 04:17 PM
a reply to: musicismagic
I am a musician and have played Guitar for nearly thirty years.
While I have practiced a lot and have to a certain extent "trained in" to myself particular patterns and scales, I have recently noticed that when I
"get into the music" I am sometimes surprised by what I am playing. It is like the lead lines I'm playing are happening automatically, without any
conscious input. I suppose it's a bit like driving a car. After a while, things become automatic and you do them without thought.
To a certain extent, it takes a while for me to get into the mental state where it happens (and sometimes a bad mood or feeling unwell prevents me
from getting there) but generally I can get "in the zone" pretty quickly and consistently now.
While I don't think that is magic, what I do feel is magic is the way I can take the mood of a musical piece (which may be different from my feelings
at the time) and express both the mood of the piece and my current emotions. So you can take something like a lullaby and play it with an angry and
energetic feel, polar opposites, and yet both are somehow encoded in the music and people tell me that they really like the way I put such contrasting
feelings into a piece (which I actually don't seem to have much control over anyway).
Anyway, my 2 cents.