The Seven Assumptions For Work In the Circle…
Playing In Tune
Playing In Time
… have Common Practice as the Fourth Assumption. Why is a common practice important?
A common practice provides a context of ongoing experience which we all share.
A common language develops to express our mutual, ongoing-experiencing.
This enables us to communicate our experience in a clear and straightforward manner.
This moves from discussing what we do, to how and why we do it.
That is, a common practice establishes a foundation for a group of people, working together over time, to speak to each other with increasing definition, clarity and certainty of their experience.
In speaking of your experience, you address my experience.
In better understanding your practice, I better understand my own.
Without a common, shared practice we may have “meaningful discussions”; but, without each party understanding what the other party means: closer to meaning-light discussions.
Playing the guitar is something we do.
Being a guitarist is someone we become.
Whether we will become a guitarist, or not, is something else again.
Wednesday 20th. June, 2012;