5 Minute Practice Session #1 And The 80/20 Rule for Learning Guitar
First Practice Session Video
This is my first in what may turn into a series of five minutes practice sessions for the guitar.
I’ve often thought it would be cool to be able to practice along with my teacher. It would have helped me with my discipline, but also give me a chance to see if I’m doing it right as I practice. I decided to try creating videos that my students could practice along with. It’s an experiment. I think it could be really useful.
The trick will be for me to gauge how slow or how fast I need to go to keep my students engaged. In this first video I tried to start out kindness simple. By the time you get to the end of the five minutes session gets a little more challenging. Of course there’s no way to make everybody happy and to make use of that you’ll have to be somewhat flexible.
How To Use This Video
One thing to keep in mind is that this is not a lesson. It's a practice session. I deliberately keep the explanations to a minimum. I'm thinking that if you are practicing with this video over and over to get really annoying to listen to my same explanations over and over. I do the teaching and another video.
The second thing to keep in mind is that I meant just for be something to be that you would repeat many times. That's the idea practicing. Do it over and over until you get it 80% right, then move on.
If you find this very difficult from the beginning stop the video and practice a little on your own and come back to it. If you find it too easy get to the part that is a little more challenging and just repeated. Of course at the whole thing is too simple for you want to another video.
80/20 Principle Applied To Learning Guitar
I base this practice session on the material that I taught in my video lesson How to Finally Play the Guitar: 80/20 Guitar and Minimalist Music. I’ve included some links at the bottom that will help you if you’re not familiar with this lesson.
Did you find this practice session helpful? Would you like to see more of these? Are there any particular areas you’d like me to deal with first?
Here’s the link to the Tim Ferriss post:
And my lesson on fingering these chords:
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