teaching secrets

Sometimes new students asked her if she could just show them her secrets, like how does she play that passage or how does she make that technique work. It automatically positioned her to send them down a complicated journey of misdirection. She believed this fair since they were seeking her out for instruction and since they believed themselves entitled to her “secrets”. So she would instruct them only wear green shirts or stand on one leg while practising or listen to In A Gadda Da Vida backwards and they in turn would be confused and ask are you sure? Absolutely sure she would reply knowing if she ever showed them how to do these things she would no longer earn any income as they would be finished.

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