When you love playing music on the guitar, all you want is for everything that you perform to feel effortless…
For many years, I was impatient when it came to learning anything that involved technical skill. This included things like; fast picking, finger-style technique and the performance of more complex jazz chords.
All I was ever hoping for (like many guitar players before me), was a way to ‘speed up’ my guitar skills so that I could perform all the things that I heard in my head – and do it all, “perfectly.”
Over time I realized that anyone will eventually develop ‘average’ guitar skills using songs and general practice, but I was looking for a way to get my playing working ‘better than average’ and achieve those skills at an accelerated rate.
Then I discovered technical exercises. Finally, everything started to come into reality for my technical skill. When I discovered the long term effects of practicing, “Guitar Technique Exercises” my guitar playing changed forever.
Most practicing guitar players will rely on feel (combined with some past confidence), to achieve better playing technique. And, in many instances a guitar player can get away with doing just that – up to a certain point.
When I discovered how to have the mechanical perfection that could come from the study of Guitar Technique I realized that the other approach was not only too slow, but it was tricking me into thinking incorrectly about what it really meant to have excellent playing skill.
Once I started to use a daily routine of Technical Guitar Exercises, I realized that I was accelerating my skills up to ten times faster.
It was at this point when I came to realize that I’d never achieve technical success on the instrument by only playing my favorite songs and by using a “general” guitar practice approach. Great guitar skill comes from having a series of high quality technical drills to practice every day!
If you’d like to learn more about how I was able to achieve my own personal playing results and get to the very core of how I took the fastest path to my own technical success, order a copy of my eBook, “Guitar Technique.”
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