#004: The Mindset of High Performance Musicians with Gottfrid Norberg Waxin

Being a great musician is about more than just playing your instrument; it’s also about cultivating an inner attitude that helps you grow and develop as a player. Gottfrid Norberg Waxin has been on both sides of this divide, as a virtuoso guitar player and a teacher who develops talent. In this interview, he shares his techniques for mastering speed and technique, as well as advice for developing the mindset of high performance musicians.


  • Gottfrid’s journey from guitar player to teacher and the work he does today.
  • His thoughts on using speed as a tool for expression.
  • How the top guitarists play the guitar.
  • Tips for starting to practice speed and technique.
  • The 4 levels of inner thoughts and how they affect the way you play.
  • The positive level of competition in Gottfrid’s classes.
  • Setting up students to help them with technique and speed.
  • Get a sneak peek on Gottfrid’s techniques and tips on how you can use it.
  • Final words of wisdom for guitar players and teachers.


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Today’s Guest

Gottfrid Norberg Waxin is a 31-year-old guitarist born in Sweden who started off playing bass at 6 years old in various school orchestras. Gottfrid later joined a jazz big band under the name of Flora Big Band and played with them for many years. It wasn’t until the age of 16 when Gottfrid first picked up the guitar, and a couple of years later, started to take practicing seriously, which led him to join different types of metal bands. At this point, Gottfrid was heavily into technical metal and he joined the technical death metal band, Deathbreed.

Gottfrid left the band to pursue teaching full time for 7 years. In addition to the music school, Gottfrid also does masterclasses and other lectures at other schools and events. Currenty, Gottfrid is regularly recording and releasing his own instrumental music.


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