The Art of Slowing Down
When ever I would practice a lick or scale, my goal was SPEED! Therefore, I figured it would better to learn the lick, scale or song at the speed it’s actually played. However, the more I read and the, most importantly the more I practice, I’ve realized the importance of doing one thing, Slowing Down!
Do this one thing for one week.
Find a lick that you’d like to master, perfect, play quickly and spend 7 days practicing that lick repetitively and slowly. Take 5-10 minutes a day to do this and see how you perform the lick at the end of the week.
For a great blog on practicing see this post in The Bulletproof Musician