I really got a lot out of The Music Lesson. I think it's changed a number of the ways I think about my playing - certainly has made me mindful that there is more to music than playing "the right notes". For me, one definite impact is that I'm very aware of my current focus on phrasing and articulation. I've been playing (and gigging) primarily fretless since I got my GWB in May, and I'm much more aware of and focused on improving these aspects of my playing. Phrasing and articulation. I've also been more willing to take risks - finding some truth in the statement "you're only a half-step away from a good note. And interestingly, the more I risk, the easier I'm finding it to land more consistently on the good notes. Obviously there's more to it than that, but it's been a nice way to conceptualize different aspects of my playing to work on. If you've read it - How about you?