1 jeffed 3 years ago When you dash off a riff, how much is “muscle memory”, how much is auditory (hearing the notes in advance in your head) and how much is navigating from fret to fret visually? A combination of all three in quick succession, wouldn’t you say? To what degree though? Or is it purely instinctive and you don’t need to analyse it at all? Particularly with a CAPO attached? Does that throw you off in regard to accurate, rapid finger placement as it tends to do with me? Sure, practice makes perfect but I just wondered if you’re like Mark Knopfler and you can virtually do it in your sleep.