In this video, I’ll show you five “life changing” guitar skills that I developed as touring and practicing over the past 16 years. (And hey, I’ve been playing for 45…)[Read more…] about 5 LIFE CHANGING Guitar Skills I Learned from 16 Years of Playing Fingerstyle | Adam Rafferty
I’d like to start off by wishing you a wonderful, Happy Healthy Thanksgiving.
I recently read about how gratitude literally re-wires ones brain, unlike any other thought-feeling-emotion – whatever you’d call it.
For that reason, I’ve decided to resume my “gratitude journaling.” I am only on day 3, but since it’s Thanksgiving I wanted to share my “Top 10 List” of things I am currently grateful for – with you.
[Read more…] about 10 Things I am Thankful For Today
Gang, I hope you are well. I know I have been quiet here on the blog for some time, and I have actually been been missing writing for you, and for myself.
Here is an update to let you know where I am at mentally, creatively and spiritually (today is March 6, 2018.)
Today I am using my blog as a journal to help clarify and organize my thoughts.
If you want to join me on my journey, you are invited to follow along.
[Read more…] about Reclaiming Creative Innocence
Sometimes when we work on the same creative project for a long time, under the same circumstances we can get into what is called a “rut.”
This can happen whether it’s practicing guitar, writing, work responsibilities, painting, etc. It’s the feeling of no matter how much we practice or work, that things stay the same.
It’s a “stuck” feeling…we can’t figure out how to get new life, joy and inspiration back into our work.
We wonder “where did the fun go?”
It’s totally normal, so don’t worry if you are feeling this. It means you’re caught in a cycle.
[Read more…] about 9 Ways to Boost Your Creativity on Guitar (and get out of a rut)
Have you ever had times where you’ve tried to master a guitar technique, but get stuck no matter how hard you try?
Or maybe you’ve seen someone play something and they make it look oh-so-easy, yet when you try it, you “hit the wall?”
I’ve been there too, but I’ve been fortunate enough to be shown how to navigate this inner mental game by master teachers. [Read more…] about The Joy of Horizontal Musical Flow