working on and improving one technique positively affects my other techniques.
for example, harp sweeping improves sweeping.
all hammer ons improve legato. and ability to hold chords.
and this is a 2-way channel.
holding down chords improves hand strength and legato.
thus it all becomes a network.
a self referential, self-maintaining language of guitar playing.
and to extend beyond guitar.
it also deepens my mind.
i feel a meditative ease after a long session of guitar playing.
there is a gooey tube-like feeling of my mind.
like everything i touch is precious.
because i spent hours focusing on the textures of the guitar strings, suddenly my mind is attuned and attentive to the textures of everything in my consciousness.
it is mysterious and strange.
i love it.
it expands my creativity, composition, production, recording. everything. the guitar is a tool. a tool of the mind.
reality becomes more fluid.
especially after 12 hours.