hm,  i know how to count quite well believe me.  just like i do not find the chord changes of giant steps creatively restricting, i do not find using voicings as a help to keep the form restrictive at all.  that is why i do it obviously.  in my  study of jazz modal study came relatively
in the same order of its invention.  i learned how to play changes extensively before i got into modal playing at all.  modal playing has its unique challenges.  i find it much more restrictive counting to 16 than counting to 4 four times.  problem is when you are deep into an improvisation it is very easy to forget whether its your third group of 4 or your fourth group of four.  my soloution is to creat a series of
voicings...  this solves  the problem for me and makes it so i am not creatively restricted.  but if you can count to 16 or more accurately,
4x16, anotherwords, sixty four with out, and have no problem, limiting yourself creatively during an improvisation all the power  to you.  i as stated often have a hard time with it although i would challenge any musician to size up against me in counting or metronome ventures of other sorts.
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