Little snap of what has become my favourite guitar, the Taylor GS Mini; my beautiful Neumann U87 studio mic and the mallets from my Tibetan singing bowl. Couldn't fit the bowl in 🙏 Lately I'm in love with playing the Taylor, it has become my daily driver. Prior to this the position was held by my Takamini classical crossover, which I still love, but the steel string has won my heart for now.
Last weekend @littlekareena gently coerced me into finishing a song I had been playing for months. She took the half-lyric, half-melodic-mumbling over chords, and together we finished the lyric and melody. I listened back the other day and it is a sweet little number. Once we're settled again I'll use that lovely mic to record a proper demo.
Music has been such a blessing in my life, and for me is integral to maintaining wellness and peace. If you're a musician, even if not, you will love the work of Kenny Werner. He teaches a technique for anchoring the state of mindfulness to your instrument. That instrument could be a piano, guitar; a surfboard or chefs knife. The technique is independent to music but taught in the context of music. It is a simple daily practice that brings meditation through action to whatever craft it is you resonate with.
His book is definitely worth the read if that stirs something in you. He also has some clips on YouTube, among the pure performances, where he plays and discusses his philosophy.