How to Remember What You Read

Listened to the latest episode of the Productivity Show, and they were talking all about how to really make use of the books you read. They break down the process into two steps, with slightly different approaches.

But both versions have the hosts capturing what they read with notes while they're reading the book. Then, they'll set reminders for themselves 3 days out, 3 weeks out, 3 months, etc. to review that book.

I feel like this could be really helpful for guitarists. If I'm learning a new riff, I never feel like I can truly attack it until I've memorized much of it. With memorizing it, I can focus on technique and making the notes clean. It also gives my brain a break if I'm trying to read tab, and already know a bunch of the notes.

Check out the podcast and see if you can develop a version of their system for learning songs and more.

Snark Clip-On Tuner Giveaway

Hey guys! Wanted to write a quick post to kick off this week. When I’m practicing at home, I almost always have a Snark tuner sitting clipped to the headstock of my guitar.

It’s uninspiring to play while you’re out of tune, and for less than 10 bucks you can get a really solid clip-on tuner. This thing seems to last forever on a single battery, and is even bright if you want to use it on stage.

I appreciate everyone who reads Chasing Sound, but my favorite readers are the ones who are signed up to Six String Sunday. I try to give away something cool (a guitar book, a pedal, an accessory) at least once a month.

My last contest was exclusively for subscribers to my newsletter, and this one will be exclusive to them too! Sign up for free here, and in next week’s issue, I’ll tell you how to enter. Good luck!