The Problem With Guitar Learning
BECOMING AN EXPERT AT DEVELOPING USABLE SKILLS ON THE GUITAR
THE ROADBLOCKS TO SUCCESS ON THE GUITAR
We've been there, done that, gotten the band tee...
Not knowing what skills and techniques are required to successfully play the songs that you want to play.
Not knowing what you should be practicing, and in what order, to have real skills that are actually usable on the guitar.
Falling into the trap of working on too many things at once and never getting good at anything you're practicing.
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The Real Problem with Guitar Learning is that the Teacher and Student have Misaligned Goals.
There's a strong possibility that you are following an ineffective strategy.
Are you truly committed to learning guitar… but disappointed with your progress... then I’m pretty certain you are “Doing It Wrong!”
Have you considered that taking a self-directed approach to guitar learning could be robbing you of playing the way you’ve always dreamed?
Even if you’re getting in-person instruction from a world-class teacher… at the end of the session, you’re on your own until your next lesson.
My question is, how good are you at directing your own learning? Do you make extraordinary progress on your own? If not, you’re likely miles away from living up to your true potential on the guitar.
So, what’s the real problem here?
The real problem with guitar learning is that the teacher and student have misaligned goals. Here’s the thing… the teacher is motivated for the student to advance faster than she’s able to move in the context of effective learning.
Let me elaborate… the teacher’s goal is to have you take lessons as frequently as possible to create a steady stream of income for himself.
Your real goal as a player is to incorporate each lesson into your playing at a usable level. This is what it looks like to improve.
When learning online, the goals are even less aligned because the student typically has no control over the rate of lesson delivery.
The online instructor’s goal is for you to consume or purchase as much of their lesson content as possible, as quickly as possible, and for as long as possible. The real goal is to grow their business.
Guitar instructors here on YouTube are rewarded for something entirely different than your incremental improvement. They have no incentive to help you self-direct. They are rewarded by YouTube for delivering content, for getting video views, likes, shares, and comments. They have no control over how many guitarists decide to binge-watch their lessons… rather than taking anything to a level where they can use it in their guitar playing.
The major benefit of in-person or guided lessons, done correctly, is feedback and accountability. Unless you are going through an online course where your instructor is giving you feedback on your playing and making you accountable for what you’re learning… those two critical elements are “out the window” when learning guitar online.
Can you see the problem here?
We're not slamming anybody by shining a light on the problems with guitar learning or faulting anyone for trying to build an online business. We're simply saying that for the best results, it is up to you to get better at self-directing your learning. In other words, you need to focus SOME effort on getting better at getting better.
You see, most guitar players are frustrated with their progress because they don't even know what they don't know about the learning process; they focus too much energy on where to put their fingers and not enough energy on how to improve their ability to learn something difficult. In other words, they put very little priority on “Learning How to Learn.”
This leads to the next domino in this broken system… wait for it… basic human nature then takes over, and most guitar players "Avoid pain and move towards Pleasure,"... which means that they avoid practicing things that are difficult and instead… chase "Shiny Objects" to serve the brain's desire to avoid boredom and seek variety.
So, I think you’d agree that online guitar instruction is both a blessing and a curse.
The harsh reality is that you're on your own learning one of the most difficult instruments on the planet. The best way to make progress on the guitar is to take control of your own learning. Bring in expert help in the form of an instructor or online lessons ONLY when you need it. Realize that you really don’t need a ton of new instruction every week, since it will take you longer than you think to practice each lesson to a usable level.
This concept of taking things to a high level before moving on is a KEY to rapid improvement.
Even If You Are Taking Lessons From Joe Bonamassa…
You still have to be skilled at self-directing your guitar learning because you're on your own until the next lesson!
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