Helping Your Hands Work Together - 093

podcast Oct 09, 2019

 

Physically playing the guitar has a lot of hurdles to guitarists of all stages. The goal is to have your hands in sync so that you go on autopilot.

When you can play like this it frees up your mind to be able to concentrate on the music itself. That’s the goal, but getting to this point isn’t easy.

Ever tried to pat your head and rub your belly at the same time. As a young kid, when I tried this, it was a mess.

I could easily do one but not both at the same time. My thought process and my motor skills did not want to work together. It was a more complicated process than I thought it was going to be. 

Until, I got it. Rhythm. Syncing them up. When I patted my head, I made sure I was at the top of where I was rubbing my stomach.

Once I figured that out, it clicked. Instantly. I could do this any time I wanted, right away.

The complex moves between both hands and arms that we make when we play guitar, take getting used to. But, there are things that you can do to get it.

When you get the rhythm synced between your fretting hand and picking hand, it clicks. And when you commit these moves to memory, your brain is open to deal with other musical decisions.

So, you are a new guitarist and things aren’t sounding quite right, or you are an intermediate or advanced guitarist and you are struggling with a challenging new lick or chord progression.

What do you do?

How do you approach this? Because, most likely you’re not sure what the problem is in the first place. Either it’s sounding off or you can’t play it in the first place. 

On today's podcast, I’m going to give you four steps to get your hands in sync and be able to tear up what ever the next challenging thing you want to learn on the guitar, is.

Plus check out my

"Guide To Clean Sounding Chords"

and my new premium beginner course " Start HERE Guitar!"

 

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