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You absolutely have to try this out

Posted by The Wizard Of Shred on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, In : Learning Faster! 
- Does perfect practice make perfect? When you practice something with no mistakes at all, will you then develop perfect skills faster? 
For most aspiring guitar masters, practicing without making mistakes all the time doesn't really seem realistic. If you feel the same way you MUST read on. 
In most sports you cannot practice without making mistakes. You can't slow gravity down so you can hit that ball perfectly every time. 

Take your best shot

You must take your best shot and fail over and ov...

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The more things you master, the faster you get better.

Posted by The Wizard Of Shred on Friday, November 15, 2013, In : Learning Faster! 
Do you have a sense that you seem to learn at a faster and faster rate as the months go by? Or does it seem like you are walking up the same steep hill all the time? 
If you're not developing at a faster and faster rate, you are not creating the powerful momentum of mastery. And the change you need is a change of focus. 
When there's a lot to learn, your brain naturally takes on as much as it can at one time. You end up creating a practice routine that takes you through several activities and...

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Learning tons of songs fast

Posted by The Wizard Of Shred on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, In : Learning Faster! 
What do you do when you have a ton of new songs and solos to learn and you have to play a gig in a couple of weeks?

Here's a process that works:

1. Come up with a simple and easy way of playing the songs and solos that you find challenging. Focus on coming up with the easiest way of playing the chords and solos. Nobody will think "Oh he can't play the real thing" instead they will just see a musician playing the song his own way. 

Come up with stuff that is as close to the original as possible t...

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