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Self 2 freedom from self 1 discipline
August 31, 2017
I really enjoyed this book and its discussion of self 1, with all of its doubts and fears, and self 2, the uninhibited part of us that we need to allow to take over in difficult situations. Intuition is key, and we can enjoy and create much more fluidly if we allow ourselves to follow those deeper feelings without letting logic destroy the moment. Nevertheless, I felt the book was mostly appropriate for professional musicians, and not so much amateurs or beginners. The terminology was often beyond what I would expect a beginner to understand, and many beginners are often unable to let self 2 take over because they have never brought themselves to a level of self 1 discipline to learn the piece thoroughly enough that they can allow self 2 to emerge. Perhaps this book will help them though.