A lot of beginning and intermediate guitar players have the tendency to stop every time they make a mistake…

Which may, or may not, be the right thing to do. Let’s talk about the different types of practicing, and when you want to plow through vs. when you want to stop and fix every last details…

As I often say, sometimes you want to, “butcher it loud and proud.”

(This was filmed live, please pardon any extra few seconds of intro and ending…)


    7 replies to "When To Stop And When To Butcher It"

    • Mike

      I’m watching this intro to your video again,again,again. Man that sounds good. What speed would that backing track be?

    • Mike

      Your intro. Kick ass.

    • Jeremy

      I totally agree with this.
      It’s so important in a band situation and sometimes one of the greatest things you’ll play is after a mistake, when you play something you’ve basically never ever played before. Of course – it can go wrong!
      One tip I always remembered was there is the music and the space or gaps. Usually a mistake is a gap in the wrong place.
      When this happens I start creating more gaps or spaces, as though I really meant it. Obviously you need to find your way back and that’s normally only by counting, as Grif says. Create spaces!
      Happy mistakes everyone!

    • Marco

      Love the intro Griff!

      • ACE DRAGON

        VERY COOL.
        NOT TO BE RUDE, I THINK IN YOUR BEGING SOLO, YOU STEPED ON THE PIANO PLAYER WHEN HE WAS DOING HIS TREDLEING. THEN MAYBE THATS THE BLUSE. I KNOW MANY TIMES, I GOT HAMMERD FOR PLAING A LICK OVER THE PIANO PLAYER, WHEN HE WAS DOING HIS SOLO.

    • Dave D

      Great advice as usual! Really enjoy these videos and listening to you play in the beginning!

    • Graham L

      Wisdom, experience, practical advice. The invaluable Griff Hamlin!

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