4 Zones

Core Location: Nucleus

four zones wide view, technics, understanding, interaction, technology

From a wide view, there is never a moment where the above four zones are not actively involved in creating our experience. All of our practice can be 'located' in one of these 4 domains. They are also interconnected which means that actions in one will affect the others. When we change a part, it changes the whole.

For practice, we can zoom in on any aspect of any zone to improve that particular area. We can also use this map to locate our weak spots rather quickly.

For any activity, we can consider what is happening in all four. Consider the relationships between the zones. They are correlated.

By understanding these vital dimensions, we can more effectively communicate with folks. We can place statements that are made, understand how those statements relate to other statements, & experience dynamic exchanges. One of our objectives is to find musicians that share our common values and content, within these domains.

A balanced approach, at the very least, includes our awareness of where our strengths & weaknesses live. Being informed is a solid approach.

We tend to live in Technics, but all of the zones obviously matter. Keep in mind, again, that when any zone is updated, the changes cascade through the entire system. "Change a part, change the whole". Notice that tone lives in each zone. That must mean that it is important.

In most of our worlds, time is limited. We have to make the most of the time that we allot for making music. To get the most out of it, we are suggesting that each zone is given some focus. We check-in within each, whether moment to moment, hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, etc.

The lists [in the boxes] are by no means exhaustive, yet they do cover a lot of ground. One of the main purposes of checking-in is to build better practice circuits, & another, to get to non-reference modes of playing [the 'jam zone' - what we can call the 'tonal groove'].