what you better know before you practice guitar

What You’d Better Know BEFORE You Practice Guitar

Here are the simple things you need to be aware of and understand before you begin to learn the guitar. Pay attention to these things, and you will be successful on guitar. Body Awareness The awareness of the physical body

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guitar practice is meditation

Practice is Meditation, Playing Is Prayer

Enlightenment is not a matter of seeing something new. It is finally seeing what you have been looking at all the time………..Jamie AndreasI often summarize my teaching this way: "I teach you how to pay attention, and what to pay

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Patience and guitar practice

Patience & Guitar Practice

Imagine a farmer who has planted his field with corn on Sunday. On Monday, he comes to check his field and sees no corn growing. He starts stamping his feet and swearing at the soil, saying it is no good

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plateaus

Plateaus

 Guitar Playing Plateau? What To DoA student once asked me “how do you handle it when you hit a plateau, when you feel like you are stuck and you can’t get past the level you are at”. Now, of course,

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The 4 Essential Levels of Guitar Success

The 4 Levels To Guitar Success

Guitar Success means becoming a REAL guitar player. What is a REAL guitar player?A REAL guitar player is a player who:Plays music like it is supposed to sound, from beginning to end with no stops, starts, and breakdowns all over

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Guitar Philosophy The Meaning Of Life

The Meaning Of Life

The most difficult thing in life is finding something worth living for. The second most difficult thing is knowing when you've found it......Jamie AndreasOkay, let's be light hearted for once. Let's not talk about some heavy subject. Let's pick something

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Pulling Up The Slack

Pulling Up The Slack

“Pulling Up The Slack” takes us to the furthest edge of our ability, as fast as we can get there!The Basic Practice Approach (as found in The Principles) states, as Step #1: “Review and increase your understanding of what you

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mark twain on guitar practice

Mark Twain On Practicing Guitar

"Life is one damn thing after another!"...........................Mark TwainMark Twain, being a humorist, often put profound insights into humorous form. One can find the inner meaning of the above quote in the writings of great philosophers, mystics, and saints. This saying

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guitar philosophy climb every mountain

Climb Every Mountain

The longer I teach, the more I am impressed with one unassailable fact: most of what becoming good or great on the guitar is about has nothing to do with "musical ability". It has everything to do with that group

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Study With Jamie On TrueFire!

Time to Take Your Guitar Playing To The Next Level? Jody harry guitar student/player "Studying with Jamie on the Truefire video platform has improved my rate of progress tremendously!  It is 24/7 support from Jamie. Any time a problem or

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