Finding the Time to Practice Your Guitar

Put Your Game Plan To Work!

Now, once you figure out how to fit your practice into your life, you have to figure out what you are going to practice each day. Most of the time, the teacher will tell you what they want you to practice. However, if this is not the case, then feel free to work on your trouble spots first. Whether this is scales, chords, or chord progressions, start with where you have the most trouble. It is recommended to start easy then progress harder over time. For example: start with scales, chords, chord progressions, and then songs. Try not to do all of this in one practice, especially if you are a beginner but incorporate each into each practice as you take on harder aspects of guitar playing so as to refresh yourself constantly to keep it fresh in your mind. Naturally, you should start with scales until you master them, and then build up as you go. When you get to learning songs, it is best to start with an easy song and work on it constantly until you can play it with perfection.

Creating your new guitar practice schedule sounds like a daunting task, but with a little bit of time and effort you can create a schedule and a routine to suit your needs and aid in what you need to do to improve your guitar skills. Just remember to commit to your schedule and you should be playing like a pro in no time. It also helps to remember the time honored phrase… “Practice makes perfect.”

Corey Palmer is a guitarist from Woodstock, NB Canada who has been playing for the past 20 years.  During this time, he has been a member of many different bands ranging from rock, metal and even a little country.  He currently jams with a band called gNosh.

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