Adam Rafferty

How to Access Your Inner Guitar Genius When Learning a New Piece

Recently a student of mine on asked me an question which showed his honesty and vulnerability, and it really resonated with me. It’s part of the mental game that many of us face when working on our music.

Adam, I have a teenage daughter who learns guitar songs off youtube, and I feel like she gets things way faster than I do. I’ll practice a simple piece and not ‘get it’ for weeks, whereas for her it takes hours, and she can play stuff back – perfectly.
Am I untalented, or just not getting it? What can I do? It’s getting