Avoiding Distractions

Friday, September 11, 2015 by Jake Hahn | Blog

Remember: there's a drastic difference between knowing something intellectually, and the physical embodiment of that thing.

Just because you KNOW it, doesn't mean you "got it".

For example: You may know 20 different chord voicings, but can you apply them in different and interesting combinations (progressions)?

Can you then play them at a multitude of tempos (WITH a metronome) for 4 or 5 minutes without fail? Can you play them with different rhythmic variations? Arpeggiate them? Play loudly? Softly? Finger-pick them? etc...

There are so many ways to improve your musicianship; and most of the time the answer lies in musical variation of "simple" information.

• Choose one idea

• Explore it deeply

The hunt for new information can be a distraction from what is truly needed to grow your musicianship.