Sometimes, when one of my students is having a challenge with something like a scale, or solo or chord progression, I’ll play “The 10 Game” with them. It’s real easy and develops your focus and precision. Let’s say that there’s a difficult phrase in a solo that you’re working on. Play that phrase 10 times in a row, mistake free. NO mistakes! If you make a mistake you must start all over again. Once you can play 10 in a row, mistake free, you will have a superior command over that phrase. When you reach that point, chances are you can probably play that phrase 100 times in a row. Remember – 10 times in a row without any mistakes. Be picky and critical of your playing. You will bring your skills to a whole new level!