A quick thought...
We all want to deliver a compelling performance.
We all want a good sound.
Sometimes that pursuit of musical excitement can get in the way of the good sound.
Sometimes that pursuit of good sound can get in the way of musical excitement.
Don't lose the sound as you add the sizzle.
(and don't lose the sizzle as you improve the sound)
This seems to be something I constantly struggle with. I have had too many performances where, in going for musical excitement I lose control of my sound. It's all about maintaining that beautiful balance.