Here is another weekly 10-second tip.


Finish on a high!


Make sure the last thing you play before putting your guitar down is something you enjoy.

Do that and it will help you feel more positive about your playing – particularly if you sometimes find things tough.

Finishing on a high will probably make you more eager to pick it back up again the next day too.


I like to think of this as the equivalent of the warm, happy feeling of having a delicious dessert at the end of a meal.

As for what to play, it can be anything you can play well.

A minute or two of something fun will do – a riff, a melody, a song, or a jam.

Just make sure it is something that you really enjoy playing.


For many of you, this will mean fingerpicking and if you want help with this area of your playing, be sure to check out my book below…

Fingerstyle 101 – A Step-By-Step Guide to Beautiful Fingerpicking Guitar Playing

Not only is it a complete guide on the subject, but if you get it, you will also get access to the still fairly new and exclusive Facebook community (currently with over 500 members).


Have a great day of practice!

Dan Thorpe
Guitar Domination


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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