I had a very interesting experience recently in my guitar journey that I thought I'd share here.
Last September my duo made its official debut and it was frankly a pretty shaky affair, but there were a few gems. One of them was our performance of "Can't You See". You can find that here in this thread:
Here's the video from last September:
It was one of those magical moments that I wish every musician could experience at least once...I felt as though I was channeling something because I was playing things I had never played before and it all worked and fit together so nicely. It was such a magical moment that I spent my time since then trying to recreate it in some fashion...the bar had been set. I've carried many of the licks forward, but I could never recapture that special something, the way it all flowed together nicely.
Well a couple of weeks ago that magic came back. Yet some more "invention on the fly" happened with some more things I'm carrying forward. Perhaps it was the fact that the place was empty and we were playing only to the bar and wait staff. Perhaps it was the fact that I just "let go" and just played rather than "tried to play". Perhaps if I could explain the whys and hows of this type of thing, I'd be a millionaire! LOL.
As learning guitarists, I think we get very hung up sometimes on technique and theory and sometimes forget to just "play". Christopher Schlegel often closes his detailed advice and lessons with "...and play more guitar". Technique and theory are certainly important, but we need to never lose sight of the simple joy of just playing the guitar.
So here's a more recent version of "Can't You See"...and this time you CAN see thanks to better lighting :). Forgive the ending that kind of fell apart LOL.