Playing music is not what it is about. It is playing your own music.
Playing yourself, your vision, your heart, your spirit.
The magic must be in the construct of the music.
What the Beatles played, was not particularly hard to do. But they were the ones who came up with the music. The difference is huge.
Most playing is re-creating. It’s imitation. Execution only. Directed by the one who had the idea first.