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The Learning Struggle

Have you ever been inspired to learn a new skill like double thumb or two handed tapping? You started out really motivated, but the more time you put in, the more your motivation decreased. This is actually a totally normal phenomenon.

Learning something new often feels like a setback. Either we give up or we are muddling our way through it, telling ourselves that we’ll get it right next time. Therefore automating bad technique, that will backfire later on. 


The Secret Sauce

In "The Four Stages Of Learning" I explain how the process of mastering a skill works and how all stages have different effects on our motivation. Once you know the principles of the cycle of competence, it will be very apparent why we sometimes have trouble following through with learning something new. Further, in "The 4 Stages Of Learning" you'll learn why there are only two blissful states of learning and how to shortcut the cycle to keep that motivation going.

This tutorial might be one of the most important ones you will ever watch, when it comes to progressing on your instrument. Because, only when you know what causes motivation to drop can you work against it. 

About Mischa Marcks

The 4 Stages Of Learning

Hey Basshacker, my name is Mischa Marcks and I'm the founder of MMEducation. A place where I share my personal experiences and the lessons I learnt from players like Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller and Gary Willis. Read more...

In this video you'll learn:

- The cycle of competence
- Why there are only two blissful states of learning
- How to shortcut the cycle of competence



Find the music from this video on Spotify:

Reborn Again
Funked Up
Sweet Home
In Memory Of


Watch more related videos:

- Why You Don’t Follow Through
- The Flow Hacking Series
- Why You Should Set Unrealistic Goals


See you in the next video!

Can’t wait? Then check out my Youtube channel to find more videos on advanced bass techniques and practicing hacks: http://www.youtube.com/c/MischaMarcks 


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Until next time MMEducation is helping you to learn faster & practice smarter.

So keep up the good work!


Love & Bass✌️


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