12 THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW TO BECOME A BETTER PLAYER #12
Well here it is, tip #12 of the sieres: 12 things you can do to be a better player right now. It's a darn good one too, it's the demise of most musicians.
DON’T GET FRUSTRATED…Guitar is not and easy instrument and there will be times that you will want to throw your instrument out the window (I lost a few good instruments this way) I have found that the best thing to do when you are feeling defeated by a piece or techniques is to take a break and either play something that you can do well for a few minutes or just put the guitar down and allow yourself to clear your mind and give your fingers a break. When you came back to that particular problem you will have a “fresh perspective” and will have a better chance of mastering it.
Space and perspective will help you not get overwhelmed and frustrated.
Author: John McCarthy
Post: Curt Moye
John McCarthy is the co-owner of The Rock House Method and a leading inovator in the field of video lessons for musical instruments such as guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and vocals.
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