Tuesday, December 11, 2012

...on the benefits of frequent flow experiences...

Forging a deep, intense relationship, in which two meld into one, can be a difficult, emotionally draining process. But the end result is so worth it. Especially when that bond is between musician and instrument. ... identification with their instrument was measured by their answer to this question: When I perform, I feel (1) that it’s really me as a person in front of the audience, rather than my instrument; (2) protected, or hiding behind, my instrument or voice; (3) that my instrument or voice is an obstacle to overcome between me and the audience; or (4) so united with my instrument/voice that there is no difference between us.
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