Want to Master the Guitar? Give Up These 4 Things!

Do you have a goal of mastering your guitar? If you said yes, then you're not alone! The trouble is that only a few guitar players are aware of how to master playing the guitar...

 

Everyone is looking for that "quick-fix," or some easy way to get good at guitar fast, but we all know there is no quick easy way to master guitar.

 

 

 

 

However, to help you along in this quest I’m going to talk about 4 things that you need to give up if you ever hope to understand how to truly master the guitar. 

 

I’m going to discuss the best way to create powerful changes in your practice routine, how to stay on track with developing your core abilities, and how to launch your 2 year mastery mindset.

 

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When you give up the four things that I discuss in this presentation you will start to feel better about your playing almost instantly and you'll learn powerful ways of working towards all of your playing goals.

 

In this post we are talking all about ways to use that will lead you closer to mastering your guitar today. There’s four points that I’ve labeled as "four things I’d like you to consider that you’d give up in order to create a better approach to learning." 

 

And, if you want to become the best guitar player that you can be, it’s important to start into that direction with the suggestions that I have for you here in this video. So, let’s get started with number one.

 

 

 

 

1). STOP PLAYING THE SAME STUFF:
The first one is; “Give Up Playing the Same Stuff Every Practice Session.” Practice time is meant to help get you to develop your skills and that means you’ll want a plan that changes, (if you’ve followed my videos you’ve heard me say that every three weeks your practice schedule needs to change). 

 

If there’s one practice approach I’ve seen fail (and it’s an approach I know that will cause months and possibly even years of stagnation), it is to approach every practice day in the same way. You need change to occur and those changes need to happen at around 3-week intervals.

 

When we discuss change that relates to a practice routine, it normally involves changes made to what it is that you have established across some form of a practice period. 

 

If you don’t use a practice chart or some type of topic list to follow when you sit down to study guitar, how do you expect to cover the things that will offer you best path to improvement? 

 

A practice chart allows you to focus on what it is specifically that you’re going to study. The work is identified and can be given laser sharp focus so that you reach a level of success.

 

It’s a great way to make rapid progress so you definitely need to start doing it today. Making a list of what you want to practice, and sticking to that list for approximately a three week period will do incredible things for your playing. 

 

So, remember Give Up, “on Every Practice Session being the Same,” and start following a plan that’s focused on practicing topics that will help you improve you skills across a three week span of time. And, then change that plan and add new topics as the weeks go on.

 

 

 

 

2). TOO MUCH TIME ON SONG LEARNING:
The next thing to Give Up doing is, “Endless Days of Practicing Other Peoples Songs.” I know that it’s fun to play songs that you enjoy and hey let’s face it we absolutely do get something out of learning and playing other people music. 

 

However, you need to limit that work when you’re still developing your skills, and never allow that type of practice to consume you. 

 

Over the years, I have met so many students that focused almost entirely on only learning songs and restricting their playing and their practice to that of only being focused upon other people’s music.

 

This means that (as practicing guitar students), they were ignoring their technical work on areas like; music theory, the development of scales, arpeggios, chord harmony and rhythm development. 

 

I hope that you really take this one to heart, because if you ignore those critical areas of playing and only focus on song learning, your skill development will stagnate and you won’t develop all of your core musical skills.

 

Coming up I’ve got two more ideas I want to cover with you, but first I want to tell you about a special promotional offer related to my Handouts Collection eBook. 

 

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I wanted to take a minute to let you know, that if you want to learn even more about scales and theory I have a great offer for you.

With any donation over $5, or any merchandise purchase from my Tee-Spring store, I’ll send you free copies of THREE of my most popular digital handouts.

One is called, “Harmonized Arpeggio Drills” (it’ll train you on developing your diatonic arpeggios).

Another one is my “Barre Chord” Handout which includes a page showing all the key signatures along with a chord progression that applies barre chords.

Plus, you’ll get my Notation Pack! It has 8 pages of important guitar worksheets for notating anything related to; music charts, guitar chord diagrams, and TAB.

As a BONUS, (from my "Over 40 and Still Can't Play a Scale" video), I'll also throw in a breakdown of all of the chords that are diatonic to the "F Major" scale.

As an EXTRA BONUS for my Phrygian Dominant video, I'll also throw in a breakdown featuring all of the chords that are diatonic to the Phrygian Dominant scale.

Just send me an email off of the contact page of CreativeGuitarStudio.com to let me know about either your donation or your Merchandise purchase and I’ll email you those digital handouts within 24 hrs.   

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3). APPLY 2 - 3 YRS. OF INTENSIVE STUDY:
Before I get into the next thing, (to give up for your quest toward guitar mastery), I need to clarify that every great guitar player generally applies themselves for approximately 2 to 3 years of intensive practice and in-depth study. 

 

In that period guitarists will tend to focus on, learning music theory, rhythm and harmony, chord development, technique all of the core musical material. 

 

Oftentimes this is the period that a student of music will move away, leave friends and family behind and dive head-first into guitar – locked away for hours at a time every day of the week.

 

What this really gets into is sacrificing; hobbies, habits and friends for your passion of developing the intense study (the in-depth study) of the art behind mastering your instrument and creating music. 

 

It can be difficult to walk away from going to parties, having fun with friends and leaving behind your hobbies to devote yourself (100 percent) toward learning to become the best that you can be on your instrument. 

 

It doesn’t matter who you are, this period away and this period of "locked away" time you spend (dedicated to the guitar), will be what will ultimately separate you from hundreds of others who want to be musicians, but who will never end up making it.

 

 

 

 

4). NO MORE KNUCKLE-HEADS:
The final thing I would highly suggest that you give up is all the knuckleheads around you who hold you back from achieving what you were meant to achieve on this instrument. 

 

There’s far too much potential in music, (once you begin down the path of learning to play guitar), to be held back by knuckleheads who just want to drink beer and smoke dope, or sit around playing video games instead of you finding people who want the same musical results as you do.

 

Find people to create music with. Because if you want to create music, if you want to become incredible at playing guitar than surround yourself with other people who are also like that. 

 

Because the knuckleheads who are not a part of the musical world, (and especially those who only want to use you as another human being to drink alcohol, or smoke dope with), those people will never lead you closer nor will they push you further toward your abilities to become the best guitar player and musician that you can be. 

 

So, ditch the knuckleheads and find people who share the same musical goals as you do. That’ll go a long way toward helping you reach the level of playing that you are striving for.

 


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