Showing posts from December, 2010

Practice Tip: FOCUS

Do you ever feel that you have so much to practice you don't even know where to start?  I do!! Trying to practice a little bit of everything is not only overwhelming, but also not very productive.  Here's what I do.

I remind myself that there is more music than I have time.  By the way, this is a good thing.  It's the reason I am enjoying playing the guitar more today than when I first started.  There is alway something new and fun to learn.  My list of songs, styles, and artist that I want to study is long.  I will never get bored playing the guitar!Pick something to get good at.  In other words, FOCUS.  Pick anything.  Make sure its something small and manageable - like a single measure of music.  Practice that measure slowly and with a metronome and play it over and over.  I don't know how many times you will need to play it, but I do know you will eventually get it.Here's the great thing about practicing this way, you will feel like a better player when you are…

A Better Way to Blog

As you can see, its been awhile since my last blog.  As I have been teaching more and more classes it is becoming evident to me that using this blog for class updates and practice lists is not an effective way to use this blog.  So, here's the plan.  If you are in one of my group classes, you will be on an email list for that class.  Whenever there is something to update about your specific class, you will receive that in an email.  That way you will receive information that is relevant to you and your class.

Now, what about this blog?  Here I will blog information that is relevant to all my classes and private students.  I would also like to get ideas from you.  What would you like for me to write about?  Please feel free to comment.