yeah, but the best players often begin their solos with intent but
transition into inspiration and then back into intent.  Listen to
guys like Howard Levy or Michael Brecker you can tell when they are
"thinking" and when they are "feeling" 

I call this "channeling to rage and finding resolution"
>---- Original Message ----
>From: IcemanLE@xxxxxxx
>To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: RE: "The Present Moment" (was -playing in tune on diatonic)
>Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 09:00:40 EST
>>In a message dated 2/26/04 11:14:19 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
>>gbrooks1@xxxxxxxxx writes:
>>> "He's so present in every
>>> note he plays."  To me, that is an ideal.  
>>It's the only way to fly.
>>>  I would like my ear to be trained well enough that I know at
>>> all times whether I am in the pocket or stretching the pitch in
>some way for
>>> tension or some other effect.  
>>I call this "Playing from intent rather than from habit".
>>Too many turn off their attachment to the present moment, play out
>of habit 
>>and allow their attention to wander. This can get you into trouble,
>i.e. waking 
>>up to the present moment in a song 
>>notknowingwheretheheckyouareintheprogression, losing the thread of a
>note-for-notememorizedsolo and fallingintotheabyss, 
>>and other interesting experiences.
>>The Iceman

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