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Old 02-16-2012, 09:52 AM   #22
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Re: Following?

...So I get the sense I've done something similar to what you described as "following," and think it plays at least a part in our training, based in what I remember (training these days feels too new for me to be sure). Often I would be practicing something and sense it when I lost part of my control; uke could have taken it over, but just by being present it made it obvious enough for me to adjust and close the opening. Then on the next go-'round I would try not to create the opening at all...which often created new openings as I focused too much on the old one.

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