When learning something new, I find it a necessity to play through things not once or twice, but ten or twenty! This insures that I understand the rhythmic and melodic changes, especially when I use a metronome to keep time. If I can do something twenty times in a row (especially on the drums) with the metronome, I consider that section to be solidified and I can move on. Sometimes it takes more than fifty times through something to get it perfect. Sometimes even a hundred or more. Frustration can set in but the smart player will realize when it is time to put it away for a while and come back to it when anger is no longer clouding proper technique. The thing to remember, especially with musical instruments, is that the body must often get used to the feel of an action; muscle memory takes repetition and repetition takes patience! These are the type of tools that we can help you develop at Matt Burk Music Studio. We offer coaching and private lessons in piano, guitar, drums, bass, voice, songwriting and audio production! We have two convenient locations: our flagship studio in Allen and now one in Frisco near Legacy and 121! Remember, repetition is key and be patient with yourself!