|Originally posted by mike lee
It's the same with aikido. You can watch a master perform a technique, but then when you try to do it, you find it to be very difficult. The only way, with the piano, aikido, or any other skill is through practice.
Common folks -- let's get real!
I thought it was a given that the student watching would then attempt to do - if they were that far off they would hopefully get the help they need.
Some students just require more intervention - others watch closely and require less. Both are getting the direct transmission - that at least was my point.
If watching were all that was required then buying a video would be direct transmission - now wouldn't that be something.