Originally Posted by LewBob
Ain't it interesting. We thought skiing was the common bond here. Looks like we can add music, for many of us anyway. Now, Springhill, who wrote that song??? Lew
i think i posted something like this once. but i've come to the conclusion that playing music and skiing are very similar. Particularly taking a solo.
There is a set of constraints (chord changes/tempo/tonality)(steepness/snow condition/slope shape) that you play around in. You can choose fast flashy lines, slow flowing ones, etc.
Music exists in time not in space (as a painting for example does) skiing is the same. One moment of a piece of music is meaningless by itself.
The joy in skiing and music come from total immersion in the flow of moments, in the repetition, surprises, etc.
You can play or ski alone, but it is more fun when you can bounce things off of others, play their licks back at them, pick up on a rhythm from another player and expand on it.
I could go on and on here.
In both you do your best when you are in that quiet internal space with a minimal of internal monologue and as little judgement as possible - in the zone - in a groove (not in a rut.)