Tip for learning riffs: sleep

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    • #1890
      Jacobcullen
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      Don’t spend too much time practicing a riff the first day you learn it. Memorize it then get a bit of muscle memory going, then stop. The next day after you will wake up you’ll be 2x as good as when you stopped playing the day before.

      At least that’s how it works for me.

    • #1892
      Jacobcullen
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      Don’t spend too much time practicing a riff the first day you learn it. tech news Memorize it then get a android 9 bit of muscle memory going, then stop. free netflix The next day after you will wake up you’ll be 2x as good as when you stopped playing the day before.

      At least that’s how it works for me.

    • #1896
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      That’s called integration.  When we do machine learning, we use it as a technique – e.g., holding back actual production use until context is achieved through additional ingestion, sampling, and initial use (and scoring of responses).

       

      All of which says “practice and then sleep on it!”   Naps: the secret to practice.

    • #1898
      Hank
      Participant

      All of which says “practice and then sleep on it!” Naps: the secret to practice.
      Matt, I’m 72..I’m good at naps…I’ll learn all of the runs….as soon as I wake up from my nap.


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    • #1900
      indexless
      Keymaster

      I wish I could take naps, lucky man…but I have been trying this and it works!

    • #1906
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      Zorro: write a book:  “Naps: the ancient ancestral wisdom of the guitarist. [WITH TAB]”   🙂
      You’ll make a million!

    • #1909
      Hank
      Participant

      Matt,
      I have decided that to fight off “Old Age” finger stiffness I am going to begin learning more runs and playing more scales.
      I want to get beyond the plateau that I have been at for awhile.
      So based upon the above “integration learning” program I will be doing nothing but playing guitar and napping…..with the occasional break for consuming adult beverages……


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #1910
      Daniel
      Participant

      Zorro, my foxy friend, you should start playing fiddle tunes.  Look up flatpicking lessons on You tube and dig in.  Way more fun than scales alone.

      🙂

      Daniel


    • #1911
      indexless
      Keymaster

      Fiddle tunes will loosen you up. You tube is a great resource!

    • #1946
      Silly Moustache
      Participant

      Hi, newbie (to this forum) here:

      I used to say that when I went on vacation/holiday and didn’t take a guitar with me if I was away from it for two weeks, it would take me two months to get back to an acceptable standard.

      I had a trigger finger op done on 22nd Feb and had my right hand bandaged for two weeks. As I couldn’t do much with the right, my left hand did all the lifting and other stuff, and I’m still trying to get it to move properly. Dunno which hand is the worst. Good job I’m a lefty playing righty!

       

      BTW – to help with stiffness -this “might” help:   https://youtu.be/iMnrArFbkxU

      https://youtu.be/iMnrArFbkxU

       

       

       

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