Students can easily get preoccupied or obsessed with categorizing things and memorizing patterns of various kinds. Are you one of those with a library full of books like, “10,001 Guitar Chords” or “Every Strumming Pattern Known To Man In The Modern World”?
As you probably know, my strategy on this is a bit different. It is more important to understand patterns in order to get away from them. This episode from our Inside The Mind... series has a few thoughts on moving in that direction.