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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 they got to be that way. There is a name given to this process of “getting […]

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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 are Microscopic Practice, Assimilating, and Shaping. I have covered in detail these 3 levels, or aspects of practice in Chapter 5 of “The Principles Of Correct Practice For Guitar”. The first two […]

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The Fundamentals of Fun

​We “play” the guitar…and you can’t play if you don’t know how to have fun!​​The subject of Fun is one of the most serious topics we can discuss. One of the greatest achievements of my lifetime has been the maintenance of the capacity for fun from early childhood. Another has been coming to an understanding […]

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Becoming The Music

Why We Play MusicWhy do we play music? What is the root, the fundamental thing we are really doing when we play and practice music?   We play music because a great desire has been awakened in us; and that great desire is to become the music. It is this desire, which for some is a mild […]

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Mystery, Beauty and Grace

Mystery Beauty and Grace

In my study of great musicians, I have noticed that the very greatest are also very spiritual. Bach, Beethoven, Barrios, Santana –  anyone of whom I have ever heard or read, and believe to be a divinely inspired musician, has a very strong spiritual sense.  I believe that  Spirituality, or the forms it takes when […]

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