You’re completely engaged in the music. The notes are rolling effortlessly off your fingertips and you feel the rhythm deeply.
Your confidence level is unusually high. You’re anticipating every musical twist and turn, so that the tempo doesn’t even matter. You feel like you simply can’t make a mistake.
This, fellow six-stringer, is The Zone. Welcome!
Finding The Zone – that feeling of total command – is a beautiful thing and what all musicians aim for when they play.
Of course, athletes often talk about The Zone as well. Whether it’s the basketball player effortlessly swishing three-pointers (“From downtown!” as Marv Albert would say) or the hitter in baseball completely “locked in” at the plate and putting great swings on every pitch, the feeling is that of being one with the game, fully engaged and focused.
In Awesome Point #6, we’re going to explore this concept in more depth, for this is where all of our hard work comes to fruition: in The Zone! Continue reading “The Six Points of Awesome: #6 – Find Your Zone” »