How to Practice – Learning How to Learn
ACCELERATED LEARNING (SPEED LEARNING):
When Accelerated Learning concepts are introduced they immediately offer (those who apply them), many benefits for how a person will process each new learning experience in their future.
The benefits of using Accelerated Learning are abundant and they can help everyone! It does not matter what a persons background happens to be, or how “smart” that they are naturally.
The reason why these techniques are so effective is because Accelerated Learning methods operate within the average framework of general human experience, regardless of a persons base-line intelligence (IQ).
Each Accelerated Learning model was developed around how the mind processes information. The systems are so effective that once applied, they go a long way to help speed up how a persons mind absorbs information.
The techniques work so well because allow a persons natural ability to kick in. The end result is that a person can start to take in and retain information up to 3 – 5 times faster than they ever could before.
What is even more interesting is how the techniques of Accelerated Learning work in tandem to provide the user with; better memory and recall, enhanced creative skill, as well as, greater psychological balance (for being able to accomplish more within a shorter time frame).
THE PRINCIPLES OF ACCELERATED LEARNING:
The principles are simple, yet rarely applied. Aspects such as; staying relaxed while learning, taking breaks, working in short time frames, visualizing, and bringing about learning from the whole brain, (learning through creativity, visualization and imagination).
All too often people will take on too much information too soon – as the old saying goes they, “bite off more than they can chew.” Accelerated Learning teaches people to learn information in small segments, using short time frames and to slowly hook those smaller parts together to form the entire learning experience.
The result from applying Accelerated Learning techniques provides a person with; deeper understanding, lasting recall and more appreciation for the information at a “long-term” comprehension level. Accelerated Learning systems help people realize that we all have it within us to learn fast – as long as we approach learning in a very specific way!
It’s simple – start imagining yourself playing! For instance, I used to sit on the two hour bus ride from downtown L.A. to the San Fernando Valley, practicing scales
and arpeggios in my head. The trick to it is this; See it, Feel it, Hear it. In fact, that quote is on one of the classroom walls at the Musicians Institute.
It works best done in high detail, in color, and fully imagine the experience. See the guitar from your own eyes, as well as, if you were watching yourself from outside of your body. It is first person and second person perspective. Second person perspective is great for preparing yourself for live playing.