Here are the three simple steps you must follow to develop any technique to its fullest.
1. Create a loop-able exercise.
– Have it stay in the same place on the neck.
– Make sure you can play it evenly without stopping.
– The more inexperienced you are, the smaller should the exercise be.
2. Practice it with a metronome.
– Work on playing the exercise with perfect timing.
– Focus on getting all the details of the technique right.
Result: When it is effortless for you to play this exercise at a low-level of speed you are ready to move on to the next phase.
1. Create a neural pattern out of the exercise.
– This is done by focused practice using a metronome.
– Add a little speed to get better at playing the exercise.
Result: Stay at it until you can play the exercise while talking or reading at the same time. And, without losing the ability to get everything right.
1. Practice in front of the TV
2. Follow the rule of NO MISTAKES
– If you start making, even the smallest mistakes, slow down.
– If you find it hard to be 100% accurate, slow down.
If you find that you are slipping away from perfect technique when you practice while watching TV, spend some more time with the metronome.
Practice 3-4 hours in front of the TV each day and you will reach your maximum level of speed.