How’s it going guys. My name is John McClennan
and I’m here with guitarcontrol.com. I want to
share with you a quick tip and this is a personal
philosophy for me that has worked great with my
The idea is this, never practice anything that
you would not play on a gig. So this is sort of
a real-world way of thinking and one of the things
I might see a lot is people playing exercises.
There’s nothing wrong with this, but for me, I
really want to just work on the music and the
things that I’m going to play live because I can
always keep refining those.
If you’re doing exercises, just these lame-sounding
things like hammer-ons and pull-offs or whatever
that are just like sort of monotonous, you can get
the same thing if you work on a tune that has
hammer-ons and pull-offs in it.
I always try and find a song that deals with that
sort of technique that I want to focus on. And then
again, I’m never bored. I never want to sound lame
on the instrument.
So that’s my tip for you today and be sure to click
the links below and we’ll see you in the next lesson.