Since so many of you have mentioned playing this music for so long and not really getting into it until later in life, and having to relearn everything, i want to know what it means to actually get deep. I mean, what is the point when we *begin* to really get into a tune? Is it:
When we put in our first ornaments and articulations?
When when learn how to work them in several different places?
When we learn how to use several different ones to articulate the same note?
When we learn how to add them in wherever and whenever we feel like it?
Is it when we learn several different versions of a tune?
When we learn how to put the different parts together?
When we learn how to mix and match even the subtle variations that separate the versions?
When we learn how to mix small phrases from similar tunes to make variations for another tune?
When we learn how to create our own variations to the point of improvising over top of the tune?
When we’ve learned so much about this music, when we’ve spent so much time playing it, that it’s phrases and rhythmic patterns flow through our veins and it is evident no matter what style of music we play? Or by this time, are we already deep?