How To Easily Remember The Songs You've Learnt To Play On Guitar

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How To Remember The Songs You've Learnt To Play On Guitar
As a guitar player over 40, you've put in the effort to learn some great songs. But let's face it, there's nothing more frustrating than when you're asked to play something and your mind goes blank. You might remember a few chords, but the entire song seems to have vanished from your memory.

Many guitar players in your age group might attribute their memory loss to age, but the truth is, if your memory is truly that bad, you wouldn't be able to play the guitar at all. The real reason you can't recall the songs you've learned is simply because you haven't played them enough.

But, don't worry! With a few easy steps, you can train your brain to remember the songs you've learned and play them confidently, without the need for sheet music or other aids. You don't need to dedicate hours to practice or have a background in neuroscience. With just 5 minutes a day, you can get your hands on the guitar and put these tips into action.

So, let's say goodbye to those awkward moments and embarrassing excuses and get back to what really matters - enjoying music, playing with others, and sharing your skills with pride. Let's take control of our memories and keep the music playing for years to come.
3 Must-Have Guitar Tools
Are you tired of flipping through sheet music or relying on Bluetooth assistance just to play your favourite tunes? As a committed guitar player, you've likely got the basic tools in your arsenal - guitar, tuner, pick, and strings.

But to really take your playing to the next level and confidently play without any props, you'll want to make sure you have these three essential tools in your toolkit.

Trust us, having these in place will make the process of learning and committing songs to memory a breeze.
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As a guitar player over 40, you understand the importance of having the right tools to enhance your playing experience. One of those tools is a song slow downer software app. Whether you prefer Capo, Transcribe, or The Amazing Slow Downer, choose the software that works best with your platform and feel most comfortable using.

While the cost may seem steep, ranging from $20 to $60, the investment will pay off in no time as you'll be able to learn songs at your own pace and improve your skills. To get the most out of the software, consider purchasing the full version.
As an adult who has seen a thing or two, you understand the importance of experience and efficiency. That's why having a recorded copy of the song you're learning is crucial. Say goodbye to streaming services and YouTube, and invest in an mp3 version of your favorite tunes. This way, you can import the songs into your song slowing software and keep track of your progress with ease.

Whether you're creating a setlist for your next campfire gig or just want to keep track of what you've learned, organising your songs in a library on your computer is a smart move.

Let's make the most of our limited time and resources, and keep our musical journey organized and enjoyable.
The third tool is all about having a a solid foundation is key to your musical success. That's why having a copy of the TAB or sheet music of the song you're learning is essential. Invest in reliable resources such as guitarinstructor.com, musicnotes.com, or sheetmusicplus.com for accurate TAB or sheet music.

Yes, it may cost a few dollars, but it's worth it for the peace of mind that comes with knowing you're playing the right notes.

And don't be tempted by free options online - they may not be accurate, and you'll only waste time by having to redo what you thought you learned correctly. Instead, consider purchasing a book with a collection of your favorite songs on Amazon or Kindle.

With your song imported into your software, and your TAB or sheet music at hand, it's time to get started. Put on your guitar, amp up, and let's make some music! The joy of playing your favorite tunes is just a few steps away.

The Simple Process To Remembering Songs
Learning a new song doesn't have to feel overwhelming. With these 3 simple rules, you'll be playing your favourite tunes in no time!

1. Chunk it down: Start by choosing a section of the song that you want to work on, breaking it down into smaller, manageable chunks.

2. Slow it down: Don't let the tempo be your enemy! Slow the song down to a speed that works for you, so your brain has enough time to absorb the information and send it to your fingers.

3. Repetition: The key to memorization is repetition. Keep working on the same section until it's ingrained in your muscle memory.

Whether you choose to practice a little bit each day or stay with the same section until you have it mastered, the important thing is to keep practicing. With these rules in place, you'll find practicing to be simple, stress-free, and enjoyable. So grab your guitar and start strumming!

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Putting It All Together
Are you a guitar player over 40 struggling to remember new songs? Say goodbye to frustration and hello to success with the CPR Guitar Practicing™ Framework.

This flexible system can be applied to any part of a song you're learning, from strumming patterns to lead solos. Don't worry if some things come easily while others take longer - it's all part of the process. You have the choice to work on one section at a time or build it up with other sections to the tempo of the song. The best part? It's user-friendly, time-friendly, and can be moulded to your individual learning style.

Our brains love small chunks of information, so if you're having trouble retaining a section, consider breaking it down further.

Use the 3 rules of the CPR Guitar Practicing™ Framework:

Chunk It Down, Play It Slow, and Repetitions, to help you quickly learn and retain songs.


If you're looking for additional guidance, consider scheduling a FREE, 60-Minute Introductory Session with us to tackle the specific song you're working on and overcome any obstacles standing in your way.

Whether you're learning a classic rock anthem or a campfire ballad, let's bring your musical goals to life!

Author: Allen Hopgood
Allen Hopgood has been playing guitar since 1983 and has been offering guitar lessons for adults to play songs for fun since 2012.

You can find out more about Allen Hopgood here: https://www.goldcoastschoolofguitar.com/
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