Guitar Practice Tip 1
Practice Tip: always practice a new part slowly at first
We are often told that practice makes perfect, but is this the whole story? Perhaps it might be more realistic to say that practice makes permanent.
If you practice a particular song at too fast a tempo and always stumble over the same chord change, then practice will ensure that the stumble will become the way you play that song. The remedy to this is to breakdown the part you are having difficulty with and play it as slowly as you need to, to play it correctly. You can then gradually increase the tempo until the part is up to speed.
By learning the part correctly you will find that you are programming your muscle memory to play the part correctly – while stumbling over the part at a faster tempo with ensure that the stumble is programmed into your muscle memory.
So remember: It is perfect practice that makes perfect!
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