Hey Ant, What are your thoughts on bridging the 'sphere' of practice to the 'sphere' of making music? Here is a metaphor- in my practice I cover a wide spectrum of musical elements just like a body builder covers a wide range of muscle groups. However, for the most part a bodybuilder does not actually apply the muscles he builds outside the 'sphere of bodybuilding' whereas a gymnast or freerunner (who both bodybuild) move beautifully and fluidly through space, i.e. actually use the muscles s/he has 'practiced' for. While I can nail arpeggio inversions, scale modes, new techniques, playing changes from memory etc. in the shed, on the gig I can't seem to apply any of it in a musical, tasteful way. Does it just take time for the unconscious mind to assimilate all this information, or is there a way to practice cohering these isolated exercises done in the shed to the stage? How does one practice application? Thanks!