Hey guys today I want to talk to you about how to improve fingerstyle technique with simple, musical and effective exercises that are fun to play.
If you want to improve your technique you have to practice. We all know that there is a massive difference between practicing and playing.
Practicing requires discipline, patience and self-awareness. You also need a solid routine and focus. Playing is more instinctual and requires less focus.
Playing is a reward from practicing.
When I was practicing 6-7 hours a day I remember me thinking "30 more minutes of practice then I can finally play!"
My question is "Can you combine practicing and playing?"
I started teaching in 2006 and my first year was a disaster. I lost a ton of student and I was blaming it on them. I thought they didn't want to practice so it was their fault.
It took me a while to realize that the majority of people don't care about practicing. They just want to play! I realized they didn't have 6-7 hours a day to practice.
I was selling them something that didn't fit their lifestyle.
I changed my teaching approach in 2007 and it was the best thing I did in my life.
I would write tons of musical ideas and turn them into exercises. Each musical idea would tackle a specific technique.
Today we are going to focus on a practical idea in E minor that will help you developing your alternate fingering.
I hope you enjoy it!
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