Course curriculum

  • 2

    Orientation

    • Orientation 1

  • 3

    Progress Control

  • 5

    Principles Resources - Help In Understanding The System

    • Understandings & Tools

  • 6

    Preparatory Information For Correct Practice

    • The Understandings You Need For Correct Practice

    • Desire, Attention & Awareness

    • Muscle Memory

    • 2 Attention Tools: Rotating Attention & Following

    • You Must Watch Your Fingers!

    • Attention & Intention

    • No Tempo Practice & Posing

    • Sympathetic Tension

    • The Basic Practice Approach

  • 7

    Foundation Exercises For The Right Hand On Guitar - Pickstyle & Fingerstyle

    • The Right Hand On Guitar

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    • Sitting With The Guitar For Practice

    • The Right Hand String Shifting Exercise

    • The Gradual Pressure Technique

    • The Right Hand Position For Fingerstyle

    • Class Excerpt 1: The Difference Between Rest & Free Stroke

    • Training Fingers For Perfect Free Stroke Part 1 - Hand Position

    • Training Individual Fingers For Free Stoke

    • The Thumb Up Exercise

    • The 3 Basic Pick Mechanics

    • The 3 Basic Pick Mechanics

  • 8

    Foundations Of The Left Hand On Guitar

    • Preparation Exercises For Correct Left Hand Development

    • The Walking Exercises

  • 9

    The Basic Practice Approach

    • The Basic Practice Approach

    • The Basic Practice Approach

    • Final Advice

  • 10

    The Yoga of Guitar

    • The Field Of Awareness

    • The 3 Phases of the Note

    • The 3 Phases Of The Note

    • The Cycle Of the Note

    • The Cycle of the Note

    • Right Arm Weight Transfer - Thumb

  • 11

    Practice Methods

    • Stage 1 Practice Methods - Order Of Use

    • Working In Groups To Build Speed

    • The Basic Practice Approach Explained

    • The Full Press Technique - For Pick Strength

    • Compacting Your Practice: What To Do As The Work Piles Up

    • The Necessity Of Precise Rhythm - How To Check

    • Wave Pad Audio Recording

  • 12

    Extras - Practice Aids

    • Touching Technique to Eliminate Finger Squeeze With 3

    • The 2 Straight Exercise

    • The 1 Over Exercise

    • Getting Started With The Principles - Class Recording 4-14-18

    • Guitar Practice Organization Chart

    • Essay: Practicing Is Meditation

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    • Practice Right Wrist Trainer

    • Wave Pad Audio Recording

  • 13

    Common Problems

    • #18: Touching Technique With 3 To Eliminate Finger Squeeze on 1-2

    • #24: Hand/Wrist/Forearm Not In Alignment

    • #26: Right Wrist Goes Flat In Classical Fingerpicking

    • #32: Training The Right Hand Pinky

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    Class Recordings - Cycle 9-7-19

    • All Classes Summary

    • 9-7-19 Summary

    • 9-7-19

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    • 9-14-19 Summary

    • 9-14-19

    • 9-21-19 Summary

    • 9-21-19

    • 9-28-19 Summary

    • 9-28-19

    • 10-5-19 Summary

    • 10-5-19

    • 10-12-20 Summary

    • 10-12-19

    • 10-19-20 Summary

    • 10-19-19

    • 10-26-20 Summary

    • 10-26-19

    • 11-2-20 Summary

    • 11-2-19

    • 11-9-19 Summary

    • 11-9-19

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    Class Recordings 9-12-20

    • 9-12-20

    • 9-17-20

    • 9-26-20

    • 10-3-20

    • 10-10-20

    • 10-17-20

    • 10-24-20

    • 10-31-20

    • 11-7-20

    • 11-14-20

    • 11-21-20

    • 11-28-20

    • 12-5-20

    • 12-12-20

    • 12-19-20

    • 1-2-21

  • 16

    Class Recordings 1-9-21

    • 1-9-21

    • 1-16-21

    • 1-30-21

    • 2-6-21

    • 2-13-21

    • 2-20-21

    • 2-27-21

    • 3-6-21: You're Practicing Too Fast - Staying On The Beat

    • 3-13-21: How To Coax Speed Out Of Fingers - Why You Must Record Yourself -

    • 3-20-21: 3 Arm Motions For Picking, Other Details - Rest Strokes For Walking Exercises - Refining Free Stroke - Shaky Fingers

    • 3-27-21: Understanding Rest Stroke - Working In Groups - Doing 1-3 With String Push Downs

    • 4-3-21- NEW CLASS CYCLE - Sitting - Holding Pick - Right Hand String Shifting Exercise - Cycle of the Note - The Basic Practice Approach - Play, 2, Touch, Bounce

    • 4-10-21: Left Hand Legato - Student Corrections - Left Hand Preparation Exercises

    • 4-17-21: Basic Practice Approach Explained - Compacting Your Practice - Corrections - 1/3 Walking Exercise

    • 4-24-21: Right Hand Arm Weight On String - 1/3 Walking Corrections - Setup - 2 Straight Exercise - 1-2 Walking Exercise

    • 5-1-21: Curled Fingers vs. Flat Fingers - The Order Of Practice Methods - Class Summaries Added To Classroom - The Full Press Technique Revisited - Transformative Applications - Posing On Stress Points - Legato: Connecting The Notes -How to Stop Hitting

    • 5-8-21: Staying On The Beat - Applying Fingerpicking To Chords - The 3 Picking Mechanics - Wrist Curve In Fingerstyle - Pinky Slant - Study Habits

    • 5-15-21: Are You Really Doing The Full Press?- How To Keep Pinky Curl Across Strings - Keeping Fingers Close To Strings On Free Stroke - Get Pick To String Quickly - The Field of Awareness - Linear & Parallel Learning - Don't Move Arm On Rest Strokes - Re

    • 5-22-21: 1-3 Deep Dive - How To Not Hit Other Strings With The Pick - The 3 Arm Motions For Picking - Over Tensing Pick Grip - Keeping Fingers Close But Not Touching On Free Stroke

    • 6-5-21

    • 6-12-21

    • 6-19-21

    • 6-26-21

    • 7-3-21

    • 7-10-21

    • 7-17-21

    • 7-23-21

    • 7-31-21

    • 8-7-21

    • 8-14-21

    • 8-21-21

    • 8-28-21

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    CYCLE: 9-11-21

    • 9-11-21: 1) Sitting – 2) Holding Pick – 3) Right Hand String Shifting Exercise – 4) The Cycle of the Note – 5) The Basic Practice Approach – 6) Play, 2, Touch, Bounce

    • 9-17-21: Working In Groups To Build Speed - The Real Meaning of No Tempo - Left Hand Preparation Exercises - The Heavy Arm

    • 9-25-21: The 2 Straight Exercise - 1-4 Walking Ex. Corrections (The Good, The Bad, The Ugly)

    • 10-2-21: The 1 Over Exercise - The 4 Over Exercise - 1-3 Walking - 1-2 Walking - The Full Press Technique - Corrections

    • 10-9-21

    • 10-16-21: Lecture On Feeling Behind - Avoiding Finger Slant, Keeping Pinky Curl - Beginning Rest Stroke - Nails Or No - Right Hand String Shifting Ex. wtih Rest Stroke

    • 10-23-21: Correct Posture For Practice - Compacting Your Practice - Relaxing Finger Joints - The 3 Basic Pick Mechanics - Rest Stroke Corrections

    • 10-30-21: A Peek At Stage 2, Chord Melody - Refinements & Corrections On All Skills

    • 11-7-21: All About The Thumb in Fingerstyle - Getting Free Strokes More Relaxed - The Thumb Up Exercise

    • 11-13-21: Saying "Play, Relax" - The Truth About Speed - Don't Find Time, Make Time - Free Stroke Close Not Touching - Using The Nail Back Technique - Keep Pick Action Close

    • 11-20-21: Right Hand Weight Transfer Exercise - Fixing Left Hand Finger Slant - Why We Go Slow - Left Hand Corrections

    • 11-27-21: How To Push For Speed - Getting Mobility in Finger 2 To Overcome Left Finger Slant - The Importance of How You Feel During Practice - Setup The Right Hand Correctly Before Playing - Keeping Fingers Close To The Strings During Free Stroke

    • 12-4-21: Microscopic Awareness - DeStressing Right Hand - Rest Stroke Position - Guitar Too Low? - Fixing Finger Slant - Correct Setup - Go Down In Speed For Corrections

    • 12-11-21: Fixing Finger Slant - DeStressing Left Hand - The Lazy Left Index - Correct 1-2 Practice

    • 1-8-22: Bouncing the Pick to Reduce Tension - How To Focus In Practice - Relax After Every Note - Right Hand w/Pick Flat To Guitar - How To Relax Pick Hand

    • 1-15-22

    • 1-22-22

    • 1-29-22

    • 2-5-22

    • 2-12-22

    • 2-19-22

    • 2-26-22

    • 3-5-22

    • 3-19-22

    • 4-9-22

    • 4-16-22

  • 18

    Inspiration For Stage 2

    • Autumn Leaves Chord Melody

    • Greg Llewellyn: W

  • 19

    New Cycle - 4-23-22

    • 4-23-22

    • 4-30-22

    • 5-7-22: Yoga of Guitar Routines 1 & 2 - Thumb Position During Walking Exercises - Slanted Left Hand Postion For Blues - Rotating Attention & Following - Controlling The Pinky On 1/3 Walking - 1/4 Corrections

    • 5-14-22: Yoga of Guitar Routines - 1/4 and 1/3 Corrections - Fixing Left Hand Slant With Forearm Rotation - Beginning 1/2 Walking