Great stuff! I completely agree with what you're saying about connecting with your instrument, and Jennifer Batten has also a solid point about transcribing music and understanding why a musical idea you like works. This is very useful, thanks!
great advice Simon, I had never thought about they key playing such an important role in playing arrangements this way, but it makes a lot of sense. You can easily play parts that would be very hard to play in other keys. Thanks for sharing!