Tony Rice

For roughly the last six months I’ve been releasing a transcribing video every month. Between lessons I take a spare hour to turn the camera on, search through my YouTube comments for a reasonable suggestion, and film myself talking through my process. Hopefully not getting too many things wrong, like in my Trey Hensley video. If you’re not familiar with those videos, the latest installment was Tony Rice’s On And On break. Or you can just binge watch the series up to this point!

Speed. Something that comes up with almost every student I teach. Whether they’re underestimating themselves, “I could never play that fast so I’m not going to work on that.” Over estimating the importance of speed, “I get that note choice is important but, like, can you teach me to play as fast as Billy Strings …

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