Q&A Lesson: Correcting Bad Habits

Q&A Lesson: Correcting Bad Habits in Practicing Music and Classical Guitar. Thanks to all my patrons and supporters who submitted questions. If you enjoyed this lesson please consider supporting the site.

Here’s the YouTube link if you want to watch the video there.

If you are looking for organized scales and exercises you might check out my full technique book with a variety of scales and exercises from beginner to advanced levels. Info on the Shearer book I mention is here.

Question & Answer Times

  • 12 Minute Intro Lesson with Overview Tips
  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 00:50 – Technique Level vs Bad Habits
  • 2:18 – Identify Issues and Make a Plan
  • 3:58 – Practice the Issue at the Beginning of the Session
  • 5:14 – Micro Workshops During Repertoire
  • 5:58 – Exercises that Force Awareness
  • 8:06 – Combing Phrase Ends with Corrective Behaviour
  • 11:00 – Track Your Progress

  • Questions and Answer Topics
  • 12:37 – Teachers and Building Self Awareness
  • 13:56 – Lack of Dedicated Technique Practice
  • 18:34 – Lack of Dedicated Repertoire Practice
  • 20:36 – Bringing Pieces up to Performance Level
  • 25:07 – Playing on the Couch & Chilling Out
  • 27:15 – Posture and Slouching 29:31 – Tension During Playing
  • 31:56 – Right Hand Position Correction
  • 34:07 – Right Hand Ring and Pinky Curl/Tension
  • 37:19 – Left Hand Alignment (Slanting Violin Habit)
  • 40:18 – Left Hand Misalignment
  • 44:00 – Left Hand Thumb and Electric Guitar
  • 49:55 – Accuracy and Not Looking at the Left Hand
  • 52:28 – Legato Transitions from Chord to Chord
  • 56:41 – Outro
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