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July 12, 2011

Thank You Sir, May I Have Another?

Kevin Bacon paddle

This post is all about repetitions, or “reps”, for the cool cats.

You need more of ’em. When you think you’ve done enough, do a hundred more.

I’m not kidding.

I get the impression that most folks trying to learn a skill – say, how to play guitar, for example – think a couple repetitions of a new phrase or chord or strum or scale is enough.

Then you move on to something more, you know…fun! Apparently, to some guitarists, getting your reps in is akin to torture… (more…)

Jim Bowley is a professional guitarist, teacher and blogger. A native of Baltimore, he has over 30 years of playing experience and an advanced degree in Music Education from Towson University. Jim lives in Bel Air, MD where he maintains a thriving private lesson studio and performs with his band, Remains of Radio.

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