Adam Rafferty

Want Better Guitar Technique? Embrace Your Authenticity

The way that many of us have been taught to think about learning music is like this:

we function like computers
if we get musical data input, and practice it enough, we should be able to play it back
if we can’t play it back, it means we need to practice it more

This model has never really worked for me 100%. There’s much more to it than that.

The “person as computer” model does not acknowledge human beings’ complexity, depth,
taste, individuality and childhood & cultural experiences.
Looking back, my fingers have only found their way around my instrument with true confidence when music has