How to Learn Song Parts Faster

Learn techniques to help memorize and perform song parts faster with less stress...

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The way that we learn and memorize our song parts, (both physically and visually upon our guitar neck), will vary from student to student /player to player...

But, one thing is for sure - every time we learn a new idea we will each process information differently, (using our own unique learning patterns in our own specific order and sequence).

Generally, if we can't quickly nail down a guitar part, we're probably not applying the correct learning sequence at that particular point in time. An effective solution can be a practice system/method that involves using a two part learning process.

This process will:
  1. Involve several different learning strategies;
  2. Have us designing a new group of learning sequences that cause the riff (or the lick) to become more highly aware to our senses, (i.e., how we hear it, how we see it on our guitar neck and how we're feeling it when we play through the idea).
Applying a learning strategy in where we involve more of our senses will ultimately cause us to become more alert and responsive toward the guitar part that we are trying to commit to memory.

Having a system like this in place can shave off hours of frustration when learning new ideas on our instrument. Everything is covered in the video lesson plan below... Enjoy!

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About the Author:

Andrew Wasson is a 1992 Graduate of Hollywood California's Guitar Institute of Technology (G.I.T.). He has operated his Canadian Music School, Creative Guitar Studio, for the last 20+ years teaching thousands of guitarists. You can learn more at his official website.

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    CharlieSkinner · Dec 15, 2015 09:41 AM