MIndful Learningby Thomas Kikta
Aim Directed Movement using Visualization and MemorizatioN–Part 2
In the last ASF Quarterly Guitar Notes we started discussing Aim Directed Movement using Visualization and Memorization Techniques more specifically Pre-Reading and Playing and Saying to prepare one’s music. I hope that you had an opportunity to try this and are realizing the potential this creates in minimizing error and confusion, while working towards maximizing focus, security and confidence. This approach is used throughout The Shearer Method and is the cornerstone or Aaron’s teaching. To assist you we’ve put together some very helpful videos to guide you in integrating this into your practice. Please spend some time reviewing what we’ve prepared and feel free to leave question and comments in our blog that is associated with this presentation.
- Put the guitar down and take the first small segment that you worked on.
- Look it over to make sure you understand it.
- Look away and begin to sing or recite the syllabic cues that are the note names. Saying these syllabic cues will elicit the images of the information on the guitar that will guide you through the segment.