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Re: Tactics for Circumventing Musical Ruts

On 2004-06-14, at 20.47, David Kirkdorffer wrote:

> Another way to break out of a musical rut -- stop playing music for a 
> while!
> I remember hearing from a trumpet playing friend that Miles Davis would
> occassionally just stop playing for periods of time -- which I can
> understand as a way to losen the hold of mechanisms and habits formed 
> over a
> period of time.

Yeah, great tip! I've never managed to do that but I usually change 
main instrument for a period. It's always extremely exciting and 
inspiring to finally go back to the other instrument again.

All the best

Per Boysen