Topic: Do you play from your heart or just because you know how?
I had a chance to know B.B. Kings house band guitarist and keyboard player (in Los Angeles, Ca.). Guitar Jack one night asked one of our friends to jam open mike night with the band. Of course my friend declined because of the abilities of Jack (great guitarist and very modest). He replied to Jack " their are kids up there tearing it up I can't sound half as good as them". Jack replied "yeah their just playing scales really fast but don't play from the heart.
This prompted my friend to say to Jack why do you play in a house band instead of recording your own record. Jack replied because I love to play and I play from my heart what I like. The guys up there will never know what that is like. (later that year Jack was called finish the Billy Preston tour in Europe). Jack also said you can play rythem all the time and people will be able to tell that you play from your heart.
Guitar playing is a way I express alot of emotion. Do you play from the heart?