Today I saw a rainbow in my practice mind. All of a sudden all the things I had been saying to my students sank into my soggy head at once. All those boxes we are taught- all the rules- good fingerings, good bowings, all those concepts dissappeared even as I was learning a new piece when I let go of that nagging trying thing. Staying aware and not judging but letting the piece play me even before I have “solidified” it into a mold which I deem acceptable. So some passages were raw, or uncooked, but the gist was there. Of course that old methodical click up the metronome thing still works, but take away the expectation of success or the fear of failure, and much can be accomplished.