Was thinking about key moments in my musical development the other day and thought it might be fun to share the moments that accelerated your learning/understanding of something musical. For me: - On guitar, I still remember the moment I realized how bar chords are simply a way to employ a shifting nut - that the bar chord played on the third fret for G major, is essentially the E major chord with a shifted nut. Seems so obvious now, but it exploded my little brain as a teenager when I put this together. - On Bass (these are more evolution steps than "ahas") * discovering tone differences depending on where I plucked (close to the bridge, vs close to the neck) * discovering that my poor attempts at using pentatonic riffs for guitar solos, was actually a great foundation for bass lines and fills * 5 string good, 6 string not so much * flats on a P bass (took a while to "get it", but sure glad I did!) * keep pedal chains as simple as possible (if used at all) * figuring out how to quickly chart a new tune * sometimes, stuff that isn't enjoyable to listen to, is actually fun to play * singing and playing bass together is not easy, but valuable what are your moments that either clarified something you struggled to get or provided step up in your playing evolution?