Express Guitar - The Ultimate Guitar Learning Kit

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Guitar Lessons: Beginner

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What are the best practice drills to learn from scratch?


The first thing to do before you go to practice is:

Determine what it is exactly that you want to work on! This might sound like stating the obvious , however this is the single most important step to making maximum progress on the guitar.

Here's what I mean:

(a) is it a data memory practice session?


(b) a motor skill practice session?

Why is that important? What is data memory etc? 

Data memory - is anything *new* you have to learn e.g., a new scale, a new intro to a song, a new chord shape etc - the important thing is that DATA MEMORY practice sessions should be only 3 - 5 minutes (that's not a typo three to five minutes is maximum attention span for developing LONG TERM MEMORY - which is what we want, we need to be able to instantly recall the information whenever we need it!).

Motor skill practice - is where we physically through repetition train out fingers to perform the information we have already learnt in the data memory sessions.

In summary with data memory sessions - repetition is BAD (keep it short - concentrate on mastering a SMALL amount of information at a time). 

Whereas with motor skills - you need to have repetition - here repetition is GOOD, practice sessions can be 20- 30 minutes you can even do this while watching TV.

A good practice drill for warming up is:

Play 1st string (thinnest string) first fret with your first finger, second fret with your second finger, third fret with your third finger, fourth fret with your fourth finger.

Then repeat this exercise SLOWLY on each string remembering to keep each finger down once you have played that note until all four fingers are resting on the string.



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As a student of Mike Hayes since 1999, I have found his teaching methods and products to be first class. Whatever style or area of music I have been interested in, he has provided me with useful information, advice and study materials. His style of teaching and teaching products enabled me to progress through his guitar course far quicker than I ever imagined. He also helps in teaching yourself to find and develop your own style of music. Mikeís teaching gives his studentís the ability to become useful musicians, not just guitarists.

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This course teaches us how to learn, how to retain, and how to recall information quickly. This entire program is built around "connected learning" with key phrases, picture words ( yes there is such a thing ) and the most dynamic personal motivator I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

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Queensland, Australia



The course is varied, in-depth and well-structured, making learning and comprehension fast, thorough and enjoyable. Itís a great way of learning, as you can pace yourself and move onto the next stage when you feel competent. I find this course both innovative and inspirational. I find myself leaving Mikeís lessons with the determination to reach my new goals.

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