Getting Back Into The Zone

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Cool facts before I start my entry: My album has been charting in USA again, earlier this week 😀

The worlds biggest guitar magazine “Guitar World” featured my Dragon Age video yesterday  😀 See the article here:  http://shar.es/1fDJ3E 😀 😀

So… April is approaching with all its grandeur. It will be a busy month for me and I’m currently getting back “into the zone” as they say. It has been some time now since I was in that “hyper-concentrated” mindset you have to be in when you play ridiculously challenging material on your instrument and the last days have served as a reminder to how exhausting it actually is.

It drains you both mentally and physically to play virtuoso material and there is no way you will ever be able to get the concentration you need unless you can become a 100% at one with your instrument. It requires such fine motor-skills and hyper concentration that the rest of the world cannot exist in your mind. It has to become oblivious.

It is so physically and mentally demanding to be there a 100% as a musician you cannot really do much else. It depends of course what you are playing and what your goal is, but if you want to play the crazy stuff I’m doing it is pretty much like being an athlete! Your focus has to be there, your whole life has to accommodate your profession.

After my run yesterday I went back to meditating and instantly noticed a major difference in my emotional balance. I started out feeling like the whole weight of the world was upon me and ended up feeling fine tuned and in balance with my surroundings, whether you pray or meditate, don’t stop doing it. It’s worth its weight in gold.

Super excited that my music is selling :):)

It was on number 8 in the beginning of the month, then it went down now its up again ;):):)

 

Running!

Running!

Running today!

Running today!

Spring is coming!

Spring is coming!

This is my guy \m/

This is my guy \m/

#WorldsCoolestPet

#WorldsCoolestPet

I want a bunny for my Birthday :):):) awwww!

I want a bunny for my Birthday :):):) awwww!

6 thoughts on “Getting Back Into The Zone

  1. something i feel you should bear in mind…. it should be fun , yes , hard work, it requires commitment and effort, but it also requires love, and enjoyment …perhaps like your recent performance with your brother. and more…. it needs to bring you joy…. or you’ll lose the motivation and depth of attachment that drove you this far….. it needs to make you smile, unbidden, and unlooked for… that shiver of excitement and feeling of joy , that comes upon you at moments when inspiration and technique come together to produce musical beauty beyond your design . i find it best when playing loosely, improvising with other people, and jamming, keeping track of the really cool bits …… and then developing them when possible…. work hard , play hard , have fun, keep on being awesome . !!!

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  2. Joseph A. Vescera(San Francisco, Ca U.S.A.)

    Your album has been charting because, as I see your are more than just a guitarist, A real musician who wants to learn and get better and it is WORKING!

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