Lesson 82: how to get from good to great
Lesson 75: this and that (...and some more
Sometimes it can be especially tricky to get better at something that you can already do pretty well. It feels like you know just about everything about everything. And then the things you don´t know are just not interesting enough! and you don´t want to spend any time with them. And in this way you get yourself into a dead-end street. You don´t learn anything really knew anymore hence your guitar playing doesn´t develop anymore. And that is such a shame.
There is always so much more to learn and to investigate.
My favorite way of investigating new things on the guitar is to transcribe. I listen to a solo - it doesn´t have to be a guitar player - and when I hear something especially appealing I stop the track. I sit down with my guitar and try to understand what is happening. Which notes over which chord is being played? how can I play it on the guitar?
And the I just play the line over and over again. Like 30 minutes. The same thing. The same tempo. The same line in the same position. It´s sort of a meditation.
As the very last step I transpose the thing through the cycle of fifth. That I can really hear it.
I don´t worry about the line appearing in my solos. It´s not the goal. The goals is to digest it and let it marinate. How it influnces my playing? I don´t know. I don´t care. I just work on it.
Lesson 70 : 7 books that I love (or maybe 8)
This video is just me talking about some of the things that are going through my head. For example my new bullet journal, my calendar + "selbstbestimmung" ,patience, minimal music gigs, Christof Niemann,Gary Vaynerchuk and Casey Neistat.
Lesson 69: 5 Tips for Surviving a Jazz Jam Session
I love books! here are 7 of my favorite ones (after shooting the video I remembered so many other books that are my favorite too ;) But I had to start somewhere.
Lesson 63: It´s just a f(ph)ase...
Should I go or should I rather stay at home and watch Netflix? but then again you can´t meet new people in your living room, right? Sometimes it can be really hard to get yourself out of the door .... In this video I share five tips that may make going to a session a little easier
lesson 59: the best kept jazz guitar secret of all times
Since I just started to record myself on video I´m often shocked when I see the face I make while playing the guitar. So I figured the only thing that can help me is to make even more videos :) !! and publish even more photos with my “guitar face”. .
Why do some guitar players just sound so much better than others?
There must be a simple answer to this question!
After years of research i finally found the answer to this question!
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