Yes, there is a scientifically proven formula for improving and learning quickly. For guitar (and all musical instruments) the formula is the same. Of course, it's not as simple as A + B = C, but it's not calculus either. Let's say you have a phrase of music you are le...

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*****This exercise is geared toward students who can already alternate i & m through scales easily and comfortable (not necessarily quickly) using rest-strokes. If you cannot do this yet, please READ...

This is a questions I (Diego Alonso) get all the time. And, of course, there's no single answer. Practice time depends on quite a few factors that I discuss and plan with my students in class. Here's a great arcticle by Dr. Noa Kageyama (Juliard) that explains this a...