So how do you get good at playing guitar quickly?
So how do you get so good so quick? Rifting a pentatonic scale everyday won’t! Endless noodling on the guitar won’t! Repeating what you know over and over won’t!
Music is a language and like a language we need a vocabulary.I transcribe everyday to work out new tunes. Import a song, slow it down, loop sections and ‘work stuff out!”. The very act of working songs out using the ear is the key to developing musical literacy and ‘relative pitch’ All the greatest players echo the same wisdom. If you need a tab or score, fine, refer to it but it is the internalisation of musical phrases that develops that wonderful almost magical neuroplasticity that occurs within the brain and enables us to sprout even more new ideas and permutations. After all music is patterns right? The more patterns we learn the more apt we are at creating new ones.
Every new idea, lick or phrase sets up a wonderful far reaching domino effect within the mind of the musician. Feed it with excellent music, listen deeply, over and over. Work on tunes, slowly, patiently and methodically and the fruit shall return to you. It is simple cause and effect. How can you not improve? Learning is a natural occurrence, no effort needed other than presenting ourselves each and every day with a system that works.