Congratulations on making it through Ruben Wan’s master class. If you completed the master class in one or a few sittings now is a good time to look back and pinpoint 2-3 things to go deeper on in your practice routine.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Was there a particular song or concept that you most liked?
- What did you find the most challenging?
- How can you take the ideas from this master class and apply them to your own songs?
While filming with Ruben, the biggest takeaway on our end was Ruben’s dedication to his craft. On the surface level you might think Ruben is all about the visuals (pandas) and making “cool” music but his musicality and craftsmanship is much deeper than that: he’s spent endless hours in the practice room perfecting the fundamentals and he’s now at a point where he can fluidly put those skills to action in unique and captivating songs and content.
A big take away is the importance of fine tuning small ideas (for example, double stops) then taking that idea and crafting an entire song or even just a 45 second Instagram video around it.
If you have questions about the master class feel free to reach out to us in the PickUp Music forum in the ‘Get Advice’ category. We’d also love to see videos of you playing around with songs and ideas you learned in this course. The best way to get involved is to: 1) post your video to #SongSquad, and then 2) share that video in our forum and ask for feedback.
We hope this master class has given you insight into not only Ruben’s approach to guitar but also on how to become a better musician every day.
Oh yeah, and make sure you follow Ruben on Instagram!