#1
Hello pit. I have this feeling. This feeling is awesome.

Imagine this:

You're listening to something. Floaty music, or someone talking, maybe Stephen Fry or Bob Ross telling you a story. And while you listen, you doze off a bit, and you get into a state of half-asleep half-awake, all your thoughts are gone, your vision is not focused on any one thing in particular, and the only thing going on right then and there is this something you're listening to.

And you feel a great tingling sensation in your head.

Example youtube videos where I get this are here, here, here, and pretty much any video by this guy.

Tell me pit, do you know of this feeling? You should.
#2
It's called losing attention. It's exactly what happened three sentences into your post there.
#3
It might be

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The unnamed Feeling.


YYEEEEAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!
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Sorry, I don't speak freaker.
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#6
ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response - or something along those lines). It's a pseudoscientific name made up to describe that exact feeling. Wikipedia has an article about it.

Edit: OK, so it doesn't. Apparently the wiki entry was removed.
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#7
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ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response - or something along those lines). It's a pseudoscientific name made up to describe that exact feeling. Wikipedia has an article about it.

Edit: OK, so it doesn't. Apparently the wiki entry was removed.


Yes, THAT is it!
#8
In positive psychology, it's called "the flow state".

Check it out, brotha: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_(psychology)

EDIT - Okay, so I just looked at that wiki article, and it seems incredibly dull. Flow basically occurs when you're immersed in an activity that you are (1) sufficiently interested in and (2) sufficiently capable of doing. This sounds vague - but with your example of music, you enter the flow state because you are very interested in the music, but also very capable of appreciating it in some way.

The result is a complete direction of awareness. All of the sensory "noise" that you have to deal with in a given moment (e.g., sounds in the background, memory construction, bodily sensations) are simply "filtered out", allowing you to hone in on the music. With your attention completely directed at the music, there is simply nothing else in your consciousness, and so you begin to feel "one with the music".

It might sound cheesy, but it's actually a very well-documented psychological phenomenon. I would not be surprised if many people here have experienced a similar state while playing guitar.
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#9
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It's called losing attention. It's exactly what happened three sentences into your post there.


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#10
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It's called losing attention. It's exactly what happened three sentences into your post there.

Harsh.

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#12
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In positive psychology, it's called "the flow state".

Check it out, brotha: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_(psychology)

EDIT - Okay, so I just looked at that wiki article, and it seems incredibly dull. Flow basically occurs when you're immersed in an activity that you are (1) sufficiently interested in and (2) sufficiently capable of doing. This sounds vague - but with your example of music, you enter the flow state because you are very interested in the music, but also very capable of appreciating it in some way.

The result is a complete direction of awareness. All of the sensory "noise" that you have to deal with in a given moment (e.g., sounds in the background, memory construction, bodily sensations) are simply "filtered out", allowing you to hone in on the music. With your attention completely directed at the music, there is simply nothing else in your consciousness, and so you begin to feel "one with the music".

It might sound cheesy, but it's actually a very well-documented psychological phenomenon. I would not be surprised if many people here have experienced a similar state while playing guitar.

I've never experienced this.
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#13
Congrats on your first stroke.
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