Here is another 10-second tip for you to enjoy.
It’s one that will potentially help you smooth out a lot of your playing.
It’s very simple but very underutilised. Here it is…
“Practise notes in pairs”
When most guitarists practise anything, they tend to try to play big chunks of the piece.
…But, instead of trying to learn a whole section of a piece of music, why not break it up into very small chunks.
…Such as pairs of notes.
For example, do you struggle to play a scale smoothly?
If so, just practise notes 1 and 2 over and over. Smooth them out, then when you are 100% confident they sound and feel great, work on notes 2 and 3 only, and repeat the same process.
Then do the same for notes 3 and 4, etc.
Doing this allows you to perfect every transition in the smallest of chunks, like at a molecular level.
For instance, you can focus on using “Minimum Pressure Required” (where you play the notes with the lightest of touches) you can focus on making the pair of notes sound super musical, you can focus on breathing and relaxing, and all the other important stuff I talk about.
Best thing is, this works for most things – riffs, melodies, picking patterns, etc.
Give it a go.
Try the “Power of Pairs”
…And if you want some fun lessons where you can apply this concept (plus plenty more very practical tips), check this out…
Have a great day…
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