Posts tagged "practice"

Obsession: The missing factor

Obsession: The missing factor
I play guitar. That’s what I do. And when I manage to play every day, it might be what I’m best at. I can also play, to varying degrees, some hand drums, kit, keys, bass, mandolin, other percussives, harmonica… Music comes out of everything if you concentrate a little bit and tap your foot (in... Read more »

Lucid Guitars series introduction: Beyond practice

Lucid Guitars series introduction: Beyond practice
Several years ago – after about a three-year period of plateauing on guitar – I decided that if I was going to keep playing I wanted to get really, really good (good enough to answer “Yes.” without any ellipses or question marks when people ask if I’m any good). So I started to push myself... Read more »

Extended String Training: Musicians are athletes too

Extended String Training: Musicians are athletes too
Year after year athletes come to spring training/pre-season and fans think, Why do we need all these games? Everyone remembers the rules. Well.. Everyone except Manny Ramirez. It’s not the most fun to watch – and we certainly don’t watch them do crunches for hours and drink smoothies made of the wrong parts of vegetables... Read more »
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