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Guitar Mastery: Hard and Soft Skills

Most tasks can be categorized into either a hard skill or soft skill. An example of a hard skill includes being able to precisely play a G chord to C chord perfectly every time or being able to play the G major scale perfectly at a specific speed. A soft skill might...

Guitar Mastery: How To Time Your Practice

Tip 14: Take off your watch      We will continue with the idea from the last post about how to time your practice. Basically, do not. Remember, I stated that 5 minutes was all you need, but that is assuming that you are deliberately practicing and focusing for that...

Guitar Mastery: Deliberate Practice

This is the 4th post in the series Guitar Mastery, where we explore the tips from The Little Book of Talent by Dan Coyle. To start at the beginning, visit posts 1, 2 and 3. Up to this point, we have been looking at the tips that show what the path to mastery looks...

Guitar Mastery: Intro and Tips 1 & 2

       What is mastery? What is talent? Do you need to have talent to reach mastery? Are you born with talent or can it be cultivated? These are all questions answered by Dan Coyle's book, The Talent Code, and the follow up, The Little Book of Talent. Coyle shows...