I hope you enjoy Jule Malischke’s original song – “Fear of Falling.” She’s an amazing fingerstyle guitar player, singer, and songwriter.[Read more…] about “Fear of Falling” | Jule Malischke & Adam Rafferty | Fingerstyle Guitar & Vocals
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
When you play the guitar, what are you listening for in your playing?
- Are you listening for small and important details?
- Or are you stepping back and listening to the “whole”?
- How should you be listening?
Let’s take a look at this…
When a painter works on detail, she is super close up to the canvas. Each brushstroke, texture and shading is accounted for.
That requires serious microscope up close focus!
However, there’s another mode of viewing the canvas which is stepping way back and looking at the “whole.”
That puts all the tiny details in a different context. [Read more…] about How to Listen to Your Own Guitar Playing
I have a lot of students uploading videos to me on StudyWithAdam.com, and often they’ll send a note along with their video upload:
“Adam, I could not play this without making mistakes, but here is the best I could do….”
First off…I’ll admit it…I am as guilty as you are 🙂
Often we have ideas of how our technique “should” look or be when we play guitar. It can cause a lot of cognitive dissonance when our ideas and the MUSIC itself disagree.
Hopefully this info will help you melt into mental, musical and spiritual grooviness.
[Read more…] about Discovering Your Guitar Technique