It’s always a little strange to me how one can have a technique epiphany (or probably any kind of epiphany) and it will seem so obvious and natural that you’ll think to yourself, “I’ve got it! I’ll never lose this one again.”
Then you go back and try to reapply it, and it’s as if you never had the insight at all.
Anyhow, I think I have a decent chance of actually holding onto it this time, so that’s nice. It never fails to amaze me — and I’ve been playing music for quite some time at this point — how alien and impossible something will feel, and if I just keep pushing gently forward, eventually my body will suss it out, and it will become equally inconceivable to me that I ever found it hard.