A separate reality

April 18th, 2011

I’m aware that some of the ideas espoused in the AOV may sound strange, perhaps even radical in concept.

Such as the principle of creating the automated engine, the idea of walking your fingers, the cornerstone principle of focusing on the plucking etc.

It’s not my intention, of course, to try to be different. I’ve never believed much in gimmicks because they wear off very quickly.

No, this is just the way things are.

Because, the truth is, the virtuoso reality is quite different from normal reality

For example, in normal reality, if you want speed, you would try to move faster.

In virtuoso reality, that’s inefficient and ineffective. The better way would be to tap into the energy in the strings and use it to catapult your fingers from one note to the next.

Catapult? When was the last time you saw that word? Lord of the Rings?

Precisely. But that word describes perfectly the sensation in my fingers when I play a series of fast notes in a scale. There’s no effort involved, just the sensation of letting the fingers fly from one note to the next, the sensation of one finger propelling the next one forward, like a catapult.

Or in normal reality, when you want more power, you simply apply more force. Not in virtuoso reality, where if you want more power, you apply less force, and you reap that power by releasing more energy.

I know this may sound like a bunch of mumbo jumbo and I would understand it perfectly if that’s what it sounds like to you. But the benefits of this mumbo jumbo are very real to me, as in when I play a fast scale or a tremolo or an arpeggio.

As I said earlier, the virtuoso reality does not follow the rules of ordinary life. I encourage you to try them out in some of the ideas on this blog and in the AOV and AOVgtr.

It’s a lot more fun and rewarding, and you may be pleasantly surprised by the results.

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