Welcome to a new Friday 10-second tip.
Today I want to talk about making more progress in less time with your guitar.
I like to train in the gym, but I hate to spend an hour or more there, like most people do.
It just takes too much time out of my day.
So, what I do in the gym is something called “supersets”.
This is where I’ll train one muscle group (e.g. legs) and then train another immediately after (e.g. arms) without pauses.
Most people just train one body part, then another, then another, with lots of pauses in between to rest.
That takes a long time as there are lots more breaks needed.
“Supersets”, though, are great for time management, as we constantly switch from one exercise to another.
…And we can do the same on the guitar.
For instance, instead of practising one thing (e.g. a song) for 10 minutes, then something else for 10 minutes (e.g. a scale), then something else for 10 more minutes (e.g. a picking pattern), etc.
…You can do a “superset” workout on guitar.
In other words, you can practise a wide variety of key skills in short bursts one after the other.
…And it can help you make some great progress in a very short space of time.
That’s because you’re constantly switching things up so the brain gets a great workout as well as the fingers.
It can be hard to think of what to practise using this method but…
It’s well worth thinking of 4-6 things to practise in a “superset”-style workout.
(E.g. a chord, riff, scale, picking pattern, technical exercise, melody, etc).
If you want a ready-made video workout that lasts for four minutes and that you can do along with me, you might want to check out my 7-Day Transformation course.
In the course, there are two workouts – a beginner and an intermediate workout.
Both are good fun and you can choose which will work for you.
Plus, both use only the materials as taught in the course and both will help ensure you make more progress in less time.
Have a great Friday!
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