Learning Guitar - An Ideal NLP Accelerated Learning Situation


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Learning Guitar - An Ideal NLP Accelerated Learning Situation

  1. 1. Learning Guitar - An Ideal NLP Accelerated Learning SituationPlaying a musical instrument requires the application of knowledge and skills in a real timeenvironment. As such it is a great context to learn NLP and Accelerated Learning skills.Consider the actions need to play a guitar. If you are improvising you need to listen to the rest of theband and with your knowledge decide the best place to put your figures. Or if you are reading themusic you have to translate the dots and lines on sheet music to positions on the guitar as well asconsider expression and emotion. You are doing all of this in real time with no pause, hesitation orbreak in the flow.Learning music is a perfect environment for NLP Techniques. Many people have preconceivednotions about music. It is difficult, you need talent and reading music is complex. These preconceivedideas and beliefs are often not helpful.Deliberately braking down limiting beliefs whilst building up new and empowering ones is a great wayof starting with music. A classic example of this is Duncan Loriens powerful Understanding of MusicSeminar. Duncan has built in to the course ways of challenging old beliefs and installing those beliefsthat make learning music much easier.Another area worth looking at is practice routines. This is something that musicians often dont helpthemselves. Only PERFECT practice makes perfect so finding the right drills and routines isimportant. They should be enough to stretch and challenge without being so difficult that you canplay without hesitation and stumbling.A typical scenario for a guitarist might be stumbling over a section of a new piece of music they arelearning. They might start to criticise themselves installing unhelpful beliefs and emotions along theway. They might then overplay that little section until they can play it perfectly...but then have troublefitting it back into the rest of the piece.Celebrating the fact you have found a development area for your fingers and turning the whole thingin to a new set of finger exercises would be a true NLP Accelerated Learning approach. Playing thesection at different speeds, in different keys and all over the fret board would develop flexibility andturned a problem in to a huge piece of muscle learning.If you understand how Accelerated Learning works you can break down any key skills and developexercises that rapidly develop the skill. On the Understanding of Music Seminar Duncan Lorien hasdone exactly that and he gives his graduates 100 ten minute daily lessons that will dramaticallyimprove your guitar playing. A good NLP Practitioner Course will show you how to break down skillsand develop exercises from them that can really accelerate your learning.Breaking limiting beliefs and focusing on developing good practice routines are just a couple of ideasthat can help with developing a new skill really fast. A good NLP Training will give you many moreinsights in to accelerated learning.incentive seminaire