Have you ever had one of the following thoughts before?
“My fingers are too small, or my hands can’t stretch enough to play this.”
“My finger aren’t naturally fast – I’ll never be able to do all that flashy stuff.”
“I just don’t have what it takes to get this right.”
If so, I want to introduce you to the 10 hour rule!
The 10 hour rule is simple – don’t judge your ability to play something until you’ve racked up 10 hours of consistent, quality practice on it!
The 10 hour rule is designed to show you good guitar playing is achieved with PRACTICE.
And the amount of practice you’ve put into something determines how well you can play it.
Not finger size.
Not natural talent.
Not natural speed.
Here are a few examples to show you how long it can take to accumulate 10 hours of practice on something.
1 hour everyday for 10 days.
Half an hour everyday for 20 days.
20 minutes everyday for 30 days.
After accumulating 10 hours of practice on a picking lick, legato lick, tapping lick, sweep picking lick, string skipping lick, bending lick – it still might not be as good as you want it to be, but it will be a damn sight better.
Better still – it’ll show you how ANYTHING on the guitar can be achieved with consistent, quality practice.