the basic practice approach

Build Guitar Skill with The Basic Practice Approach

You're Not "Practicing Guitar...you are doing  Motor Control Learning! When you sit down to practice guitar, you are not really "practicing guitar". You are really trying to teach your fingers to make particular movements in a particular way that will produce the

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Quality Control In Guitar Practice

 "When you practice guitar - you are your own teacher. Be a good one!" ...Jamie AndreasThe 2 Conditions Of Correct PracticeCorrect Practice must fulfill two conditions: 1) Knowing the right thing to do2) Making sure you do the right thing. The

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Whole Body Awareness For Maximum Guitar Improvement

Tension In the Body Prevents Guitar ImprovementOne of the most important things you must keep in mind when you practice and play is thatall the parts of your body affect each other as you are making the movements involved inplaying.

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Sympathetic Tension Destroys Finger Control On Guitar

Sympathetic Tension Makes You Unable To Control Your FingersLet's talk about finger control on guitar. We have learned about "The Cycle Of The Note" and how tension goes into the body with every note you play. Now it is time to

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The Cycle Of The Note

The Cycle Of The Note

Learn To Control "The Cycle Of The Note" - Or Suffer From Uncontrolled Tension!There are certain things that go wrong at the beginning of virtually all guitar students training. The most important of these is ignorance of what happens in

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right hand on guitar

Guitar Habits 3: Correct Right Hand Form On Guitar

The 2 Right Hand Positions On GuitarThere is a basic position for playing with a pick, and a basic position for playing fingerstyle. Although pro players may use variations of these positions, we should learn these basic positions first.  Here

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Guitar Habits 2: Correct Left Hand Form On Guitar

The 2 Left Hand Positions You Need On GuitarThere is more than one "correct" position for the left hand on guitar. There are two basic left hand positions for guitar. However, one of them should be learned before the other,

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Guitar Habits 1

Guitar Habits 1: Movement Follow Form

Form First, Then MovementNo matter what field of activity, if it is done with your body you are going to find that the best training teaches you form before anything else. If you take dance lessons, they will teach you

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Deliberate Practice On Guitar

Deliberate Practice On Guitar

Expert Performance and Deliberate Practice There is a field of study called “expert performance”. It is basically the study of “people who are great at doing something”, and trying to figure out why they are the way they are, and how

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The 3 Levels of Guitar Practice

There are 3 Levels of Practice that guitar players must know how to use in order to achieve their full potential on guitar. They are1Microscopic Practice 2Assimilating 3ShapingI have covered in detail these 3 levels, or aspects of practice in Chapter 5

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