So, you want to change how you play guitar

You decide to put on a backing track and play to a fun song. You realize that everything you play is boring, and you know you can do better. You start thinking about what is wrong with you. The good news is, nothing is wrong with you. It is just how you hear your musical lines at the moment. If you want to change how you play guitar, you need to change how you hear music.

Our mind is what controls every single aspect of our lives. It regulates our sleep, it tells us when we are hungry, it determines our favorite movies and it tells us what we want to sound like. Our brain is powerful, and the first step to changing any aspect of our lives is to change our brain. You may be wondering how to change how we think. It is easy, read on to find out.

Human being’s are creatures of habit. We create habits because of things that we do over and over again, they become ingrained in our mind so it seems like it is second nature to us.  Our past makes up a huge portion of who we are. Things we did when we were 5 will affect us for the rest of our lives. We cannot change our past, but each day our past becomes larger. What we do today will become the past. So we can change who we become, by changing what we do today.

All philosophy put aside, if we want to change how we play guitar we need to listen to music that we want to sound like. As mentioned above, we need to do this many times, repeat it over and over. This music needs to be installed in us as if we are a computer. This is how we change how we play. You will always have pieces from music you played in the past, but you will start to evolve with time into the player you want to become.

Start working hard today, because today is our past. Today we say “Should I do this or should I do that”. Take this phrase and translate it into our past. “I should have done this instead of that”.