Visualizing Shapes - Page 4
by Chris Tarry
The purpose of this is that you don't always want to be playing away thinking "Man, I bet this shape would sound great on this chord". (Although this can be a fail safe for when the brain just aint up to the task at that particular moment!)
Rather, when your playing your best you should hear the sound of the shape first, and then play the shape second.
This hearing the shape concept is of couse a life long pursuit. I know on the best of days I can't even hear a door slam!