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Technical Basics Series Pt.1 - Let's Work Out

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Let's Work Out!

Practicing is all about stripping away, not necessarily adding and adding. For instance, speed picking is a simple concept: pick, pick, pick, and pick some more until it hurts, or practice to a metronome, or take finger steroids or whatever. These are all effective for getting the most primative muscle memory down for most if not, all playing on the guitar yet, how many of us actually reach the point where we feel as though we've truly mastered the technique? Not all of us, that's for sure.

My point is you can teach an 8 year old technique and I've seen it done. But part of being a musician is being able to make music with your skill without limits. Stripping yourself of bad habits is soooo much harder than learning the technique in the first place. That's what this tutorial is all about. PATIENCE.

So here are the rules:

1. Good Posture

2. Relax hand and shoulders - to the point where you can breathe normally and talk without strain

3. Accent downbeat of groupings

4. As you play along to the video, DO NOT STOP, continue

5. Keep all this in mind and perfect these areas as you play!

Hmmm this tutorial just became weeks, maybe months long to conquer. See, most of you can already play the demonstration, but how far are you willing to go to get the extra lead out of your mind and body?

I promise even the most experienced players can benefit exponentially from this! I think this is pretty cool and I'm going to use this concept for the rest of my life.

I hope this tutorial makes a change in you for the better!

Let's work out,


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