Tip 3: Slow Down!
Learning and practising new material at slow tempos is advised so often that most of us are sick of hearing it, and we were almost tempted not to include it.
The problem is, aspiring Guitarists and Pianists generally speaking are still not taking this advice. It’s too tempting to try and play at full speed, or at least faster than you should, straight away. This is because you’re frustrated at not being able to play at the actual tempo yet.
However, this approach will extend and multiply your frustration! If you’re willing to put in a relatively small amount of time, learning the correct techniques, fingering and phrasing at a slow speed, then once you’ve nailed it, speeding up is easy! Often, in fact, unless what you’re learning is some sort of Satriani/Chopin speed shred-athon, you can instantly speed up to the required tempo. Simple!
So slow down!
Tip 4 coming tomorrow.