Guitar Lessons Tulsa | Life Lessons
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And this edition of the Curtis music Academy podcast, we are discussing life lessons from learning an instrument in guitar lessons Tulsa. These are my life lessons from learning the guitar,and taking guitar lessons Tulsa. I’ve learned things like learning at the pace of it, no mistakes in guitar lessons Tulsa. My second point, how you’re better than you think you are. And lastly, never giving up. These are some life lessons that I’ve learned and learning the guitar. And so without further ado, my name is Steven. I’ve been a musician for going on 12 years this coming March, which will be half of my life.
And so I’ve been almost playing guitar for 12 years now, which is over a decade. And I’ve got, I’ve learned a lot along the way. I’ve had a few hard lessons, a few good, you know, lessons that I’ve just learned from, from by experience and from others, mistakes and others lessons in guitar lessons Tulsa. And so, in the meantime, I’ve also taught music for five years, going on six years now, one of those years being at the Curtis music Academy where I’ve enjoyed every single minute, every single hour, every single lesson. And meeting that I’ve had. And so it has been really, really awesome and I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I wasn’t working there. It’s so it’d be not as happy.
I wouldn’t be as happy as I love working at the Curtis music Academy. And so anyways, without further ado, these are just a few life lessons I’ve learned from playing an instrument in guitar lessons Tulsa. The guitar, there’s so many things you can learn from doing it over and over and over and over and over again, right? There’s so many lessons we can learn. There’s so many things we can take away. There’s so many aspects or in philosophical or spiritual or soulful or physical lessons we can take away from our experiences of guitar lessons Tulsa. And so one of my philosophies that have developed over the course of 12 years of musician ships is my first point, which is learn at the pace of no mistakes.
If you learn at a pace that is too fast, that doesn’t give you the time to even think about what the next note is, then you are playing way too fast. You want to establish a, a, a pace, a tempo, where you can actually hold one note down before it’s time to play the other one. And that you have plenty of time to think about what’s next before what’s last. And so one exercise that I’ve recently learned due to personal growth is also an area where, you know, if you need some help, we’ll gladly help you in this area. However, take guitar lessons Tulsa at the credit music Academy and we can help you with that.
But I’ve learned this exercise where you turn the metronome on two, four, four time in four, four time, you will hear four clicks, you’ll hear one, two, three, four. And what we’ll have you do is play on the first click and then count to three stop, right? So we’ll have you at this point, be sitting in a chair, having a guitar and your hands on your right leg. You’ll have a pic in your right hand holding it with two fingers and your pinky as an anchor underneath the strings on the body or the pick guard. And the first click will be you plucking the string. The next two clicks, two and three will be you waiting. And the fourth click will be you stopping the vibration of the string. So it’ll go one, two, three, stop or pluck two, three stop. And then this can be increased in speed by taking up the tempo and or adding an extra pluck in there. Whenever you hit the three for instance, four for example, you would play the one, you would stop on the two. Okay?
You would play again on the three and you’d stop the, the vibration of the string again on the floor. That is one method of practicing that I think could be very handy for a few of you who may be beginners. Some of you may even be intermediate guitar players and some maybe even experts in guitar lessons Tulsa. And maybe you already know this, but you know, from my point of view, I’ve been playing for 12 years now and this is the first time I’ve actually even considered playing it that way. And I’ve used a metronome many times in my life and that never came to mind. So if you’re an advanced or consider yourself an advanced player out there, I would say this is going to help you enjoy the process of practicing.
Bbecause you’ll start to see, you’ll start to see the fast development of your fingers and establish muscle memory. So learning at the pace of no mistakes is very, very crucial to your success in getting your fingers to do what you want them to do. My next point is how you’re actually better than you think you are. Now we don’t give ourselves very much credit. We don’t give our skillsets as much credit as they sometimes deserve in guitar lessons Tulsa. A lot of times we use things like music sheets or cheat sheets or chord charts as a crutch to play the songs that were sent that were playing.
And oftentimes if we were to take away that music sheet and had to play everything by memory, we would do perfectly fine. So that’s kind of one example of you actually knowing and being better than you think you are. So sometimes you’ve got to take away something to understand and realize the strength of another. So I just wanted to get that across. You know, you’re better than you think you are. You know, especially if you’ve maybe this the saying doesn’t quite resonate on the first lesson or maybe even the fourth lesson, but I’d say you start giving yourself enough credit when it comes to the second month or the fifth lesson, you know, maybe take it month by month, you know, every four lessons you start to, to kind of more esteem your knowledge in guitar lessons Tulsa,
Your new knowledge at the end of every month. And so if that’s the case, then go with head and demonstrate that by not using any, any crutches or anything to help you play what you’re playing, try to more rely on the memory that you have and play in front of the one, maybe even two people, great people to play in front of would be your family or your parents or your brother or sister if you have a brother or sister, maybe even grandpa, grandpa or whoever your garden at the time. So you’re better than you think. Last point I want to hit is how you can never give up. This is one life lesson I’ve learned from learning an instrument to learning the guitar is that you just simply stick it out.
If you want to become good at anything, there will be moments whether no matter how much you enjoy it, where you will want to quit, you will want to give up. Why? Because doing nothing is much easier than doing something. You know, practicing is much easier than playing, playing. It’s hard sometimes and sometimes picking up a guitar when you don’t want to, maybe because you experienced soreness in your fingers isn’t the most motivating thing. However, I think there are some definitely some techniques and some practice tips I can give you to kind of help you enjoy the process of practice more than than you do currently and so it’s important to never give up. I mean, in my own life I think about what if I gave up what if that first week of guitar I said it’s too hard. I’m not playing this thing. That was 11 years ago and I wouldn’t be able to be on this podcast telling you guys any life lessons because there will have been none to share. So that is my advice to you guys. Some life lessons for you. Take it and run with it.