Posted by reverendjiam
I teach accelerated learning which, as the name implies, is a faster way of learning than normal. One of the things I teach is accelerated guitar playing, with an emphasis on playing.
So how does accelerated learning work? For a start it works mostly on the adult mind because it requires a level of thinking not found in children. Usually it involves how and why (the Suzuki method – for children and adults – contains only the how). So at the beginning the student is shown the how and explained why they are doing it. For example I’ll take learning the chord of E.
Most teachers teach the chord of E with the first three fingers (from right to left) of the left hand.
Accelerated learning teaches the student E with the three fingers that go from right to left, thus 2,3, and 4 instead of 1,2,and 3.
Why is that? Well the student starts on what is called open chords and after about six months changes to bar chords. To change to bar chords the chord E has to be relearned again and this is a difficult task for most students because they have trained themselves to perform E the old fashioned way.
As the new student doesn’t know any chords at all why not learn the bar chord way straight away? It is going to be equally difficult to either way so they may as well learn the bar chord way!
So why do guitar tutors teach the old fashioned E over and over and over? Because when the new student starts the fingers are naturally inclined to the open chord method, always starting with the “pointy” finger. Because Tutors find it easier to teach this way it is done!Know that the natural way is not always the best way for the student! Accelerated learning looks at the length of the students learning curve and starts with the end in mind.
Accelerated learning is setup to benefit the student whilst normal teaching is set up to suit the teacher. Take guitar tuition for example. I trained for a year under a guitar tutor and still could “play” the guitar. That is to say I could play in public. Many years later when i was reborn the first gift I asked for was the gift of music! And i was sent a 12 page A5 book by Pete and Peggy Seeger that contained only 5 pages of script – the other seven pages were songs!
And in those 5 pages they explained that the right hand, not the left one, [lays the guitar! The guitar is a rhythm instrument. Try playing a guitar with your left hand and you get only a very quiet, almost inaudible, sound. But play it with you right hand and it can be heard 200 feet away – just what is needed for performance! And, as i learned later, most people can’t distinguish between the notes, but they sure can tell when you miss a beat by stopping playing! I learned this on stage – first about the not stopping playing and later about them not being able to tell the difference between chords. I’ll explain. . .
I was invited to play in a band so i asked for a practice session, Okay we’ll pick you up on Tuesday. No one came. Okay we’ll pick you up on Thursday. Again no show. Saturday – no show! Tuesday – no show! Thursday – no show! And at last they came around on the Friday night and picked me up! “Where are we going to practice?” i asked. “Oh. we’re not going to practice we have a gig in a pub!” they replied.
After setting up in the pub and tuning our instruments we started. The leader of the band said, “Just follow my chords and you’ll be fine!” and the then proceeded to turn towards the audience so I couldn’t see his hands and started to play. So I just lightly put my left finger on all the strings and proceeded to play rhythm. “Chug- chugga – chuga – lugga – chug -chug! Once in a while I’d recognize a chord by ear and play that but most of the night i was simply chugging along. At the end of the night they said to me, “You’re goof, here’s $50 your in the band!” Lol! Even the band members couldn’t tell i wasn’t actually playing notes!
Why is that? Because human beings are rhythm animals. We learn the rhythm in the womb by listening to our mothers heart beat. We learn notes/chords at a much later stage of life so the rhythm is the dominatot in human being. Watch small children at dances – even 18 month olds tap their feet to the music – and their timing is perfect!
Anyway after that I had a practice with them and became a valuable member of the band.
Now accelerated learning can be applied to any area of life. As adults we have less time to learn than children who spend most of their time at school. Also as adults we usually have to pay for new knowledge so we don’t want to learn at the rate of children – children only spend 1 hour of actually learning time in a school day! That is only a 20% efficiency rate! Accelerated learning learns at a much higher rate than that!
Amongst the other things I teach on an accelerated level is Art, Metaphysics, Spirituality, Peace and Wealth creation! When I taught art at a polytech they asked me a question on finalisation of my course, “how do you manage to keep all your students?” Most art classes start with 20 people and end up with three! My answer was, “Well, I teach themwhat they want to know!
And that is what accelerated teaching is about – no mucking about – just teach the student what they want, nay NEED, to learn quickly and efficiently.
If you want to learn accelerated learning on any of these six subjects
PEACE CREATION PROSPEIRY CREATION
just get in contact with me on one of the ways below,
May Love, Detachment, Health, Happiness, Peace, Success and Prosperity BE yours,
reverend master j’iam
phone/text: 0221 625 941 (New Zealand)
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