Here is another Friday 10-second tip for you to enjoy…

It’s all about improving your musicality, listening skills, and your spatial awareness.

A simple way to do this is to play ONE piece of music and… 


“Close your eyes”


I’ve spoken about this multiple times before, but closing your eyes when you play is powerful.

It can help you avoid sensory overload.

When you close your eyes, you will avoid “head jerking” and looking back and forth at both hands.

…And you’ll probably have to slow down, learn to feel where the strings are with both hands, and listen deeply.

All of which are top-notch practice skills to develop.


So, I highly recommend you choose one piece of music today (even one bar of a song, a chord progression, or a scale)…

…And aim to master it with your eyes closed over the next week.

A hidden benefit of doing this is that it will test you on how well you know any piece of music.

If you find it hard at first, don’t worry, that is natural.

Stick with it. It’s a good, fun method when you get used to it.


Speaking of fun, yesterday I mentioned you can get a free copy of my book, 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum.

To be entered into the draw, all I ask is you simply leave the podcast a review on Apple Podcasts and email me to let me know you’ve left it a review.

If you’ve reviewed the podcast before, email me too, so I can make sure you are entered into this draw.

You can check out the podcast and leave a review here – The Acoustic Asylum on Apple Podcasts



Let’s get you freed from the Acoustic Asylum for good…

Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


P.S. I’ve had plenty of replies so far, so I’ll be sending out two books now so the chances of you winning have just doubled.

P.P.S. This post was originally taken from Dan Thorpe’s private email list. To get blog posts like this sent to you which are full of great tips to make fingerpicking, strumming, and learning guitar more enjoyable (especially if you are over 40) join Dan’s list. It’s 100% free, HERE.

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