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Mike Philippov

Mike Philippov is a professional musician, music instructor and composer. He writes articles about learning and practicing guitar that are published on websites around the world. On his website http://PracticeGuitarNow.com you can find many more guitar practice articles and advice about becoming a better guitar player.

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3 Comments

  1. Tim Coombe
    October 27th, 2012 @ 9:04 am

    Interesting article. I do a bit of teaching and really agree strongly with points 2 and 4. Too often when someone can’t play a particular phrase they’ll just keep hammering away at it getting more and more frustrated. It’s not until you slow something down and analyse it that you sort out what is going on. I usually invoke the ‘3 perfect plays’ rule. You haven’t really got something until you can play it without mistakes three times through.

    I like the point about try to make the challenge even more difficult. If you have trouble playing something at a certain speed, try playing slightly faster then pulling it back. The results can be surprising.

    • John Andelman
      December 1st, 2012 @ 9:28 am

      Totally agree! I will not practice other song unless I finish the first song.
      Learn guitar in thís way make our skill develop so rapidly

  2. Rick Herman
    November 17th, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    Too many beginners think that it only takes practice to become a good guitar player. Practicing is important, but it is practicing the “right way” that will get you results.