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How To Play a Guitar apt. III: Misdirection

The greatest guitar masters all know the most important rule of shredding: not letting the audience see you do it.  

Lots of stage acts have incorporated distraction devices such as pyrotechnics to lead the audiences' eyes away from the guitarist's fingers. Studies have shown that the human eye is naturally more interested in fire than it is in musical scales. 

Yngwie Malmsteen once said "I trained my fingers to be so fast that no one could see them moving, and I grew my hair so long that no one could see which frets I was touching."

For today's finger session, look at your guitar's 3rd and 4th fret. Just look at them. Really, really look at them. Think about your past self. 

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