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Thank You For Joining!

Thank you so much for joining us during our 5-day Lead Guitar Lightbulb Challenge!

Congratulations to all of our Challenge winners and congratulations to all who participated over all 5 days of the challenge and our final wrap up call tonight.

If you have finished the 5-Day Challenge, we're confident you have applied each of the elements we've taught to improve your playing. All of the submissions we received proved that. It was amazing to see all the progress being made, and all the action our students are taking to improve!

Now, keep going!

If you haven't had a chance to catch any of our challenge live streams, you can still watch them at the link below:

5-Day Lead Guitar Lightbulb Challenge LIVE Page

Now that we've wrapped this challenge up, What was the single most impactful thing you learned this week on our calls?

Please tell us in the comments below.

And please be sure to use our Forum as you continue on your journey to find more and more freedom on the fretboard.

When you do find your next Breakthrough, be sure to post your breakthrough here.

Thank you again for joining us and we hope to see you around the community.

To your success,
The Breakthrough Guitar Team

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The single most impactful thing I learned was the dexterity. I found out exactly how weak my ring finger was. It has since become much stronger, and I am getting more into the Unlimited Dexterity course in conjunction with my other courses. It is now a part of my warmup routine. Thanks for this awesome challenge.

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Congratulations to all the winners of the Lead Guitar Lightbulb Challenge. Like Jonathan said it took a lot of guts for all of us who posted videos to do just that. I know for me that was a victory in itself as I have tremors on occasion, and they chose the day I was making my video to happen, being nervous accentuated them. It was still a lot of fun.

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Hello! I'm Mikael from Sweden,60years. Played guitar since age of 14 and still rather lousy on guitar. Joined grid101 and emiditly had benefits out of this new thinking.

But it's very hard to just let old thoughtsystems go. Anyway I've experienced small steps forward but now hit a new borderline.

For me as a old Swede it's hard to handle all passwords,meters and meters of sellingpoints and navigate through it. Realize I can't afford more courses and it's sad for me.

Ironic that internet is both the possibillity and The Wall.

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Hi Mikael,

Saw your post about difficulties in breaking habits. I usually play pentatonic solos and blues scales all the time - so the 5 day challenge pushed me into using major scales, playing rock and increased the dexterity in the 3rd finger. I just keep setting new challenges for myself such as different tunings, using a capo, I switched from electric to acoustic. My challenge for last month was to learn a classical track (which was like trying to learn another instrumental) and next up is a Jango Reinhardt / Grapelli number. 

If you keep challenging what you can do, and never give up you will improve. Try a metronome for timing, you can try the book Dave Mead's Ten minute guitar workout for improving finger fitness. Listen to lot's of different styles, I love Peter Green and Paul Kossoff but I also listen to John Mclaughlin, Paco De Lucia, Tommy Bolin, Ty Tabor and sax players like King Curtis, the horn players and riffs in Stax songs and Janis Joplin's final band and guitarists like BB King for phrasing.

Just keep going and don't give up - there's a smorgasbord of goodies out there to eat up!

BTW I'm the same age as you - so no excuse there - all the best

Brad

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On 12/24/2021 at 3:36 AM, Brad said:

Hi Mikael,

Saw your post about difficulties in breaking habits. I usually play pentatonic solos and blues scales all the time - so the 5 day challenge pushed me into using major scales, playing rock and increased the dexterity in the 3rd finger. I just keep setting new challenges for myself such as different tunings, using a capo, I switched from electric to acoustic. My challenge for last month was to learn a classical track (which was like trying to learn another instrumental) and next up is a Jango Reinhardt / Grapelli number. 

If you keep challenging what you can do, and never give up you will improve. Try a metronome for timing, you can try the book Dave Mead's Ten minute guitar workout for improving finger fitness. Listen to lot's of different styles, I love Peter Green and Paul Kossoff but I also listen to John Mclaughlin, Paco De Lucia, Tommy Bolin, Ty Tabor and sax players like King Curtis, the horn players and riffs in Stax songs and Janis Joplin's final band and guitarists like BB King for phrasing.

Just keep going and don't give up - there's a smorgasbord of goodies out there to eat up!

BTW I'm the same age as you - so no excuse there - all the best

Brad

Hello Brad,didn''t understand you sent me a message til now. Thanks for your kindness! No excuses,that's right!  just discovered how not-takin-notice about mky hands and fingers fitness,shape. Never got that before, incredible. But I've even noticed that fingersettings, angles and so is pretty ok. Doing daily dexterity now and since I joined here around christmas have done good things for me.

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Have witnessed my 50 plus years of playing take a turn for the better.  My students at the trade school where I teach couldn't believe that I wasn't somebody famous for playing guitar.  Apply yourself correctly.  I did and that has made all the difference.

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