Nice interview Markus! I like your views about the problems with how people have been teaching music. I’m very interested in trying your instrument someday. I have the old style 10 string Stick. And never really thought the training materials I’ve used unlocked that instrument to the way I want to play, or hear in my head. My favorite things come from playing shapes with both hands together, rather than separate bass and guitar style riffs. But my approach is hap hazard, sometimes stumbling into beautiful interactions, and many times being frustrated trying to split my brain and fingers in two, instead of them working together.
I’ve heard about guitar craft circles for years. It seems there was something special going on there. And I am thinking your Touch guitar circles, are a new refining of some of those ideas?? I need a new approach, or I feel I’ll just be stuck at the same level with my tapping. I just became a member, and have so much of your music to listen to. I am enjoying everything I’ve heard so far.
P.S. I don’t think your ambient soundscapes are dark or devoid of emotion!!! Not sure why people would say that?
Keep Inspiring!! Mike