Originally Posted by Frode Falch
He overthinks and analyse just about every little thing. While forgetting that much of the stuff just happens in the moment..
But he seem like a nice guy. Nothing personal against him.
Just not my cup of tea.
This is why practice, training, and muscle memory are vital in any sport or game that rely on hand eye co-ordination.
The repetition and proper practice makes those 'in the moment' aspects seem mundane but they are actually the results of hard work.
Good fighters can often improvise well because of their work on fundamentals and overall experience. Average fighters tend to remain average for their entire careers unless they begin to learn and practice new things.
Musicians do the same thing. A guitarist with basic chops and limited knowledge of the fretboard and various scales will rarely be as creative as someone that is constantly learning and practicing new things. When pushed into performing and improvisation the basic guitarist will fall back into his comfort zone and play very much the same as before, while the guitarist that constantly learns new things will be able to venture well outside of that comfort zone and still be creative 'in the moment'.
Perhaps Jack does go too deep in some areas and maybe he does see things that are coincidental now and then. I personally respect his articles because I teach Guitar, cooking, as well as pool/billiards, and I focus a great deal on the deep and technical stuff when my students are open to it. Most of the time those students are the ones that develop the most and in many cases far exceed my knowledge and talent at some point. Not everyone is willing to learn like that though, many gifted or naturally talented people just do things without completely understanding how or why they do it so well.