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Opus Music of South Bay Torrance, California
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Name:   Jon Minei
Phone:   310-618-1185`
Website:   Click here to go to my website
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Last Update:    2011-07-27 15:02:25
Torrance, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, Gardena



Rock, Blues, Jazz or Classical. Opus Music of South Bay has guitar teachers for all ages, levels, styles and aspirations! First lesson is free! Give us a call and schedule a lesson today!

Jon Minei Director/Owner 310-618-1185

Date:  2011-07-27 14:00:33
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Date:  2011-07-27 15:02:25
Subject:  Practicing tip #1
Blog:  What is practicing? Funny we don't ask ourselves this question enough (or at least seriously enough). Even non-music students have a general idea of what it is. 1)Practicing is playing something over and over again until you get it right and 2)The more you practice, the better you will be. That's not all wrong but far from completely true! Repetition is in fact a very important aspect of practicing but remember this first tip: You will perform one action more consistently and confidently when you do it an overwhelming majority of the time over another action. So when a student thinks that practicing is "playing something over and over again until he get's it right," and makes error after error, he is making errors an overwhelming majority of the time than playing correctly. That is, he is getting much better at playing the wrong notes than he is getting better at playing the right ones! If this is how the student practices, more of this won't make him better. Not really. He'll be plenty frustrated and disappointed in himself. In fact, he'll be frustrated in himself an overwhelming majority of the time and enjoying himself much much less. Not only is he getting better at playing badly, he's getting much more consistent at being frustrated and unhappy!! So here's the tip: Above all else, enjoy yourself. Even with the little things: the sound of the guitar, playing easy songs, making your friends laugh and making grandma cry (tears of joy of course!). Do this an overwhelming majority of the time so that your love for the the guitar grows increasingly as you progress. Also, when you're learning something new, play it slowly enough that you can do it right more times than you make mistakes. If you do make a mistake, go back and do it again and again slowly, deliberately and lovingly. That's what practicing is REALLY all about.