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Ted-Ed – How to practice effectively

Annie Bosler and Don Greene explain how practice affects the inner workings of our brains.Lesson by Annie Bosler and Don Greene, animation by Martina Meštrović. A general overall view of practice. Pretty common info but good reminders and some case…

The benefits of slow practice via The Strad

Nice article on practicing slowly with some great pros and cons via this article from The Strad . Although this is a simple piece of advice, on a more broad scale the more guitarists listen to the advice of the…

Practicing via Stephen Aron

Nice article about practicing via Stephen Aron Guitar Studio. He gives us context about practicing and also outlines what types of things make up a balanced practice session. Here is the intro paragraph: Serious students of the guitar generally regard…

Becoming your own teacher | Nina Fourie-Gouws

Classical Guitarist Nina Fourie-Gouws, based out of South Africa, has a new blog (with a great title!), check it out: p i m a DONNA | Classical Guitar Blog. Her first blog post is titled “Becoming your own teacher – Part…

Lesson: Performance Anxiety in Music

As guitarist Scott Tennant states in his technique book “there’s no substitute for preparation.” That is true, you certainly don’t want to perform something you haven’t practiced well. The more you prepare the better the performance will go. However, there’s more…
On Practicing - A Manual for Students of Guitar by Ricardo Iznaola

Quality Practice Sessions

Just some brainstorming about practicing music with a focus on quality. This not a ‘how to practice’ post but really just a reminder to students about the importance of quality in your practice sessions. Quality vs Quantity As I’ve said…

Practicing Well: Positive Success Ratios

Problem: Even when students practice efficiently there is still the possibility that they are not practicing well. Here’s an example: Brad practices the most difficult sections of his music during his daily practice session (this is good). He practices the difficult…
On Practicing - A Manual for Students of Guitar by Ricardo Iznaola

Emotional Detachment During Practice

As a follow up to last week’s review of Ricardo Iznaola’s On Practicing: A manual for students of guitar performance, I came across a checklist including a statement called “Emotional Detachment”. Here is what Iznaola states: a. Emotional Detachment from the material being…