returning to this forum after a long time, found the new looks extremely impressive and a fresh change.
What??? "Mostly Unrequired"??? I say ALL of these ARE REQUIRED to become a good guitar player.
Originally Posted by jayanth
I know the source of these 10 points, they come from the teacher Jamie Andreas at guitarprinciples.com. I haven't yet read his book but what I gather from his numerous essays and technical tips on the guitar strewn all over the internet's guitar websites, he is an astounding teacher, philosopher, and psychologist apart from being a musician skilled in ALL genres of guitar playing.
This isn't an endorsement but only a comment on the above quoted reply as per my understanding.
It is his idea to improve just *anyone's* ability with the guitar, by concentrating not only on the playing itself but on the nervous and motor aspects behind the playing too. That covers all the ground from possessing an intense awareness of the 'right intention' in the brain at the very fundamental psychological level when thinking of what note next to play, leading eventually to the self-awareness of exactly what muscles need to be pulled into action and moved just the right amount in order to play that note with the minimum body and muscle tension. it is in fact a whole series of events that occur in between and he addresses each of those points from where this 'intention' passes in the utmost psychological detail.
viewed in this way the guitar playing process becomes a sort of meditation with music. and i bet that's the best way to play or listen to music anyway. and with such a kind of self-awareness the playing itself is bound to improve, which is a revolutionary idea for me at least.
so these points cannot be dismissed to be 'mostly unrequired' or meant only for beginners but for anyone with WHATEVER level of advancement with the instrument who wants to have an intimate experience of an improved guitar playing. the former comment is therefore one made in ignorance about the right implications of those 10 suggestions.
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