How do you become able to respond in-the-moment to whatever comes your way ... in music, or in whatever it is you are doing?
What the heck am I talking about?
A little back story might be in order here.
When I came to NYC to play music, things got real. Meaning: being able to play my guitar at a certain level got real, being able to put on a great performance got real. Real meant having to do those things with no rehearsal ... or very little rehearsal. Or maybe, if I was lucky, an hour of rehearsal. Which meant all the responsibility was on me. (Of course, the responsibility was ALWAYS on me ... but when you know you have a few rehearsals to work the kinks out -- aka slack off -- you don't prepare as well.)
So how do you man-up and get real?