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ChristopherSchlegel

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Originally Posted by: edb200

That's a long way of getting to my recommendation. Which is to devote half your playing time to each school.

Great advice! Thanks for posting. This is exactly what I recommend to all students: theory knowledge & physical playing skills should grow together.

If you follow one of the courses (Fundamentals or Style Courses), you will get the appropriate amount of theory along with the application all integrated together. It's important to keep your theoretical learning & knowledge on par with & at the same level as your physical skills & practical applications.

If one outpaces the other, then you have an unbalanced situation. Either you can play things that you don't fully understand or know how to use, or how they work. Or you know concepts that you can't apply & have no practical use for.

Thanks again!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

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Hey & welcome to GT!

Originally Posted by: edb200

That's a long way of getting to my recommendation. Which is to devote half your playing time to each school.

Great advice! Thanks for posting. This is exactly what I recommend to all students: theory knowledge & physical playing skills should grow together.

If you follow one of the courses (Fundamentals or Style Courses), you will get the appropriate amount of theory along with the application all integrated together. It's important to keep your theoretical learning & knowledge on par with & at the same level as your physical skills & practical applications.

If one outpaces the other, then you have an unbalanced situation. Either you can play things that you don't fully understand or know how to use, or how they work. Or you know concepts that you can't apply & have no practical use for.

Thanks again!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory