The following lessons focus on playing and practicing musically. Of course, this is directly connected to your technique ability but it’s also a frame of mind and an exercise in active listening.
Below, Matthew McAllister gives a lesson in practicing guitar musically. This comes via the excellent Siccas Guitars and their fantastic YouTube channel. Here’s a great lesson about listening and practicing in a musical way. Practicing technique will only take you so far, you must engage with the music in order to become a good musician.
Below, Bradford Werner (that’s me) gives a lesson on replacing tempo with other musical elements or how to balance your performances with a well-rounded musicality. This comes via my YouTube Channel. In short, when you drop your tempo to a slower speed you can replace it with other ideas such as legato playing, dynamics, increased sustain, better phrasing etc.