Here’s a good example of how it sometimes takes a moment of complete insanity to finally achieve clarity:
I was trying to lay down a lead track for a song and things just weren’t happening. The lead was going nowhere musically, and I kept losing focus. Finally in a fit of frustration I went completely crazy and just started hitting random notes and moving my fingers as fast as I could. Then something strange happened. The next take went just the way I wanted. I was able to calm down and play exactly what I was hearing in my head.
I’ve uploaded the two takes and called them Tension (the crazy one) and Release (the good one).
Tension – 02:14 (3.1MB MP3)
Release – 02:14 (3.1MB MP3)