“Research in Finland has uncovered the benefits of feeling a bond with your instrument. 51 per cent of musicians surveyed reported that they were united with my instrument/voice during performance that there is no difference between us. When this bond is complete, performers may enter in a state of intense concentration, causing them to lose track of time during performance.”
Tom Jacobs, “The Benefits of Bonding with a Musical Instrument”, Pacific Standard. http://www.psmag.com/blogs/news-blog/the-benefits-of-bonding-with-a-musical-instrument-50265/ Accessed 17 December 2012.