Here is another weekly 10-second tip.
“Make your boring technical exercises as musical as you can”
One thing that many guitarists do is practise technical exercises.
Now, a technical exercise can be anything from scales, chord changes, hammer-ons, the “spider” exercise, etc…
The problem is most people play these exercises and just go “through the motions”.
BUT if you play the exercise and try to make each note sound as musical as you can…
You will have much more fun, and you will learn how to actually be more musical.
You will also more likely find the exercise interesting, and inspiring, instead of it being possibly a snooze fest.
It’s kind of the equivalent of taking a Justin Bieber auto-tuned song and jumping back in a time machine and giving it to David Bowie or James Taylor back in their pomp to perform.
I should say, sometimes you have to work hard on the technique super slowly so musicality takes a back seat.
The bottom line is this – try to make everything you play as musical as you can.
Have a great day of practice!
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