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Understanding The Two Modes Of Guitar Practice

In another article, we took a look at the overflow effect. If you've read that article you'll remember how we activate the overflow effect by doing three things… Practising fewer things.Practice things on a VERY deep level.Practice things until you can play them...

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Introduction To Phrasing

In my teaching, I often help guitarists that are very frustrated with their guitar soloing. They've been practising scales, arpeggios and other musical materials for a long time but still feel that they lack the ability to solo in a musical way. Often they think that...

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You Must Have Patience Grasshopper

When I first started learning guitar I was a total practice maniac! I had no real structure to my practice. I just put in the hours and hoped that I got better. And I did. But there was a problem. I practised something different almost every day. My practice...

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The Ultimate Three-Minute Guitar Lick Experiment

Quite a few years ago I was having my weekly lesson with my jazz guitar tutor, and he said something interesting to me… "If you learn one lick a week, in twenty years you'll be able to play jazz". Now, obviously, he wasn't being totally serious when he said that....

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Using A Guitar Practice Journal

About 14 years ago I noticed that one of my students was making spectacular progress. They were progressing at a rate far faster than some of my other students. I was curious about how they were getting the results. So I asked them exactly how they approached...

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