Too freeing

May 27th, 2012

One of the comments (or is it criticism?) I’ve received about the AOV is that it’s too freeing.

To which my response has always been “is there any other way?”

It’s almost as if you’re seeing a runner struggling down the road with a chain strapped onto his back, and you politely suggest to him that perhaps if he removes that chain, maybe he’d be able to run a little faster and he says, “But it feels too freeing that way.”

Freeing yourself is the whole point of the AOV.

To achieve virtuosity, you have to remove all the chains that bind you and slow you down, and prevent you from moving at your natural and optimal speed.

But of course, if someone prefers to run with a chain strapped onto his/her back, that’s fine too, it’s a free country.

2 Responses to “Too freeing”

  1. MdM Says:

    When you are used to playing wrong, playing right feels wrong! So you have to pay close attention to results! 🙂

  2. Philip Hii Says:

    Absolutely! Results is all that matters (in playing guitar anyway).

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