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My Daily Guitar Practice Routine

March 25, 2013

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When I started teaching myself to play guitar I didn’t know where to start.  Everything I tried seemed impossible.  The most simple lesson books felt out of my league.  I still struggle to figure out what I should be practicing and working towards.  There are so many types of music that I would love to […]

Pushing Through a Learning Plateau on Guitar

December 3, 2012

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Last week I shared some of the conventional wisdom for pushing through a learning plateau and this week I want to share how I applied that wisdom to tackle my own learning plateau on guitar. Reflect on How Far I Have Come While I was writing last week’s post I referenced a post on base-skills […]

Sensory Overload: How Your Brain Triages Information

August 15, 2012

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What do you really hear? The other day I was listening to music in the car and a familiar song came on.  I had heard this song a hundred times before but this time it sounded different.  I could hear each pick movement as it was occurring.  Down…Down…Down-Up…Up-Down-Up…Down.  I could hear as the musician progressed […]

Focus on Base-skills to Build a Solid Foundation

March 7, 2012

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A couple days ago I was practicing guitar and I realized that I had plateaued.  I had been making steady progress through an exercise book called Guitar Aerobics when I hit Week 6 and was challenged by every exercise on the page.  Even though they were supposed to build on the previous week’s exercises I […]