Hey Steve, it is really important that I add that listening to great players in REAL LIFE to appreciate the acoustic sound of the instrument is HIGHLY advisable.
Ultimately, I want all of the skills developed here to be triggered subconsciously based on the sound model in your head. We don’t want to be “thinking” technically when playing. The sound we wish to make is our primary focus and triggers only the required muscles.
Whilst working through the course, recognise that the mind does focus on the feeling and that is fine, I use “sensation” as a means to develop efficiency, however, not all days are going to “feel” good so we are learning to create the sound in our head.
When doing the PROCESS exercises, we switch OFF the sound element and focus on pure efficient technique, but when playing RESULTS driven exercises and music, think musically 🙂