Posts Tagged ‘pain in playing’

Means and Ends, Part 2: Playing a musical instrument

In the previous post, I explored the concept of “end-gaining”—Alexander’s term for ignoring what is happening while we focus all our efforts on achieving a goal. Since end-gaining is the basic mode of our culture, we do it without knowing it. Mostly this is to our detriment. Nowhere is this more evident than in playing…

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