Great wrap up to 3 seasons of Ted Lasso. If you have not seen Ted Lasso, I highly recommend it. BUT, you must watch from the beginning... season 1 episode 1.
I regularly watch "That Pedal Show". Recently, they had an episode titled "Amazing Chord-Melody Guitar Playing & Tone With Tim Lerch". I had never heard of Tim Lerch, but enjoy chord-melody guitar and watched it. It turns out that Tim is an excellent guitar player and musician. He is also a great teacher. Although the episode was very long, over 1 and 1/2 hours, Tim delivered some good insights and great playing. I made a few notes below. It is worth a watch at the link above.
Learn, Practice, Play -
- Learn a small thing and learn it well. Don’t learn too much of it. Take small bites and chew them well
- Practice the thing you learned enough and efficiently so that you can actually use it in a musical and improvisational capacity
“It can take 2 hours of practice to get 10 minutes of beautiful music”
- Play This is the performance, where you actually play the music. You turn back into a musician. You’re not a student anymore, you’re playing!
You need to balance all three. Also, each has a different mindset: - Alert/Focused mind - learn without mistakes. The mind is very alert, judgemental, very articulate and we want to do it right. Slowly in a controled environment. The mind rules the roost - Relaxed Mind - this is during repetition - - Almost nothing
’If you have to give up one thing, give up the learning… and focus on the practice and always do the playing.
Always remind yourself you are a musician!’