There is this story that Steve Vai tells about an extraordinary player. The musician is talking about is Vinnie Colaiuta, drummer or unsurpassed skills that started his career with Frank Zappa, where Steve Vai met him.
Steve Vai states that he wanted to develop sight reading and worked very hard at it. But he couldn’t touch what Vinnie Colaiuta has accomplish on that particular subject. He then proceeds to tell a story. I’m giving the link in this blog, but know that Steve Vai is a marvelous story teller and that everything is saying is important for the punchline.