David Skaggs wrote:
Thank you George,
With great respect to you, I did not say or mean to imply a concept of stopping.
I like the hologram analogy.
My idea in asking the questions is that it is better to learn a few techniques very well through alot of practice (circular refinement) than one technique after another quickly until you have learned a huge amount of techniques( a linear progression). With the hologram analogy I can see where the linear progression can be found inside the circular refinement.
I am actually usuing this concept in my teaching... I do fewer techniques these days but teach them on a much deeper level. I try to get people to see the different principles at work in the fundamental techniques. If people can understand these principles, they can later add techniques at any time.