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    Default The Principles of correct Practice for guitar

    I saw someone mention this book in a post, Passing by I think it was, and I've become quite interested in the book:

    "The Principles of Correct Practice for Guitar"
    http://www.guitarprinciples.com/ (the website seems to be down at the moment)

    I was hoping some people might know about or have read this book and could offer some feedback. I'm wondering if it's worth the price of 27.99, which would translate, with shipping, to probably about 45 bucks canadian for a 77 page book.

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    Hey, that website is up and running now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Murphenstein
    I saw someone mention this book in a post, Passing by I think it was, and I've become quite interested in the book:

    "The Principles of Correct Practice for Guitar"
    http://www.guitarprinciples.com/ (the website seems to be down at the moment)

    I was hoping some people might know about or have read this book and could offer some feedback. I'm wondering if it's worth the price of 27.99, which would translate, with shipping, to probably about 45 bucks canadian for a 77 page book.
    I already recommended it, but anyway

    Yes it's pretty pricey. It probably depends on the individual if this is a useful purchase or not. You can probably deduce most of the ideas behind it from the website and the forum, but I think it is still worth the price to get the ideas and exercises in a coherent fashion.

    For me it was useful, because I finally understood the practicing process itself - also applicable to many other physical skills. I think you can't help reading the book and not gaining a lot of confidence, that you can reach your practice goals, given enough time.

    If you have no major problems achieving your practice goals eventually, this book is probably superflous.

    This is just the opinion of a guitar beginner, so keep that in mind
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    can you give me an example of the exercises? I think this could be the reason for me to get the book.

    I am very much into the Zen type of thinking and I have read a couple excellent books that probably outline the same thinking and principles. These books are: Zen Guitar, and Effortless Mastery. Great reads if your interested.

    I'm not a beginner player, but if this particular book is like the other ones I've read, then it really doesn't matter what level your at, it can most likely make you a better player, if your open to the ideas.

    All i can say is, being at a plateau for too long really sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Murphenstein
    can you give me an example of the exercises? I think this could be the reason for me to get the book.
    I have to say, I am too lazy to type it in from the book But I think what is given in this
    summary of chapter contents and this excerpt from the introductory chapter is what you can expect. There are few specific exercises and some of the basic ones like the "pillow" if I remember its name correctly, are just designed to get yourself into a tension free position with respect to the guitar. A position you will quickly and unfortunately leave soon
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    At the risk of being boring ... I just found a few articles from the author of the book. If you read them, you will have a good idea, what the book is about and what not. I don't think there is a single tablature or note in it

    Discover your Discomfort, The Secret of Speed, The Glue of Repetition
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    I just checked out these articles, and to be honest, that's exactly what I need. A lot of that rings so true for me. It's hard to describe, but I'm at the stage where I know where I have that tension in my playing and I'm fighting it. I feel like I hit a wall and I'm starting guitar over again.(If that makes sense) I need something like this to help me refocus.

 

 

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