How you practice guitar is how you play guitar!
...I will teach you to practice like a pro...then, you will play like one!
I went through four teachers before I found Jamie. Thank God for that! Why is it that so many teachers forget what it's like to be a beginner? Not Jamie, she is the guardian angel of all guitar beginners.
David Milton Jones, Student
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If your ears were burning on Saturday it was because I was once again
telling a roomful of students to get "Principles of Correct Practice for Guitar." I have an early spiral-bound edition. It is the single most valuable half-inch of space in the linear yard or so of guitar books I've accumulated over the last 45 years or so of playing. If I had a dollar for every time I've recommended it, I could buy a harp-guitar or a lute.
Here's the thing. I'm a professional educator. The science of instruction is what I did my undergraduate and graduate work in, what I've spent the last 30 years doing for a living. I teach teachers how to teach.
Your book explains HOW TO LEARN to play the guitar. Not *what* to practice, but *how* to practice. I have used your break-it-down-into-minute-discrete-movements method for decades, and seen it work over and over and over, with my own playing as well as that of my students.
So I just wanted to say thank you.
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He Played With Mistakes For 10 Years! ...until he learned "The Principles!
Congratulations to Nikhil! After months of correct practice, he has nailed this complex fingerstyle piece Wildwood Flower.
"Thank you Jamie! I have to confess I couldn't play a piece like that without missed notes and mistakes for over 10 years. Your thorough instruction and feedback made it possible to play it note for note at that speed." ~ Nikhil
A HUGE MILESTONE!
"Jamie, I just want to say Thank You for your practice method and teaching guidance!"
Stacey Welu // Guitar Student of Jamie Andreas
.............LOOK AT STACEY NOW!
"We had new friends over last night. They saw my guitars and asked if I played. I played and sang House of the Rising Sun on my electric and Fast Car on my acoustic. I am thrilled to say that I had no problem playing and singing both songs and although I had a few butterflies, when I placed my first hand position the slow practice and continuous contact with the guitar paid off and I was calm and relaxed throughout the rest of the song.
Considering a few months ago I struggled with simple 3 chord strumming songs, to play flat-pick and finger style confidently for others is a huge milestone!"
~ Stacey Welu
I FOUND MY INSPIRATION AGAIN!
"I have struggled for years trying to learn left hand placement, and the mechanics of the various chord changes, but alone this is nearly impossible.
Everything Jamie describes is what I am experiencing, from having a bad teacher to trying to teach myself. I watched videos of teachers saying "Watch me play it, now you do it." They never tell you the real mechanics of how the fingers must work. This is what is missing from everyone else’s lessons. I think I just found my inspiration again!" ~ David Falgout
Jamie Andreas - Great Player, Great Teacher
Watch videos of Jamie's mastery of guitar below...
"Yesterday" (McCartney / Beatles)
I made this arrangement after about 6 years of playing guitar. I spent the next 30 years learning to play it.
"Looking Up" - Steel String Original
This video was filmed in the studio, and also at the Red Rock National Park, outside Las Vegas, Nevada.
"Sarabande in Bm" - J.S. Bach
This famous piece for guitar was thought to be an anonymous folk song melody. I have read that in recent years it was discovered to be a composition by the great Fernando Sor.