Guitar Practice Tips – How To Practice Guitar
Guitar practice: do you do it the right way or are you wasting your guitar practice time? Maybe your guitar practice could be fine tuned to really get you where you want to be as a guitarist?
This video will give you 3 powerful guitar practice tips to help you get the most out of your practice time.
How should you practice guitar? Here’s a breakdown of what I share in this video:
0:20 How should you practice guitar? I’m asked this a lot, so in this short video I’ll give you 3 powerful practice tips to help you focus and fine tune your practice routine. I’ll also share a powerful bonus practice tip which holds up a lot of guitar players.
0:37 Like any serious guitar player I’ve done hours and hours of practice. But I’ve also wasted a lot of my practice time practicing badly or practicing the wrong things. It’s not just about how much you practice your guitar: it’s also about how smart you practice! Using these guitar practice tips will help you think about what you want to achieve in your practice, and make your practice time really count.
1:20 Guitar Practice Tip 1- What’s Your Goal?
Imagine you’re the guitar player of your dreams. What are the core elements of your guitar style? What would you play, how would you play, what would you sound like? Getting a clear answer to this question is important because it give you vital clues about what to work on in your practice time and routine.
1:57 Guitar Practice Tip 2 – Prioritize
Now you have a clearer idea of what to practice, make these things the prioity in your guitar practice routine. It’s ok to introduce other things into your routine to keep things interesting but don’t get too dragged off course by them! It’s easy to get distracted and hop from one thing to the next, making your guitar practice time less focused and less productive.
2:53 Guitar Practice Tip 3 – Practice Using What You Practice
Don’t just practice doing, practice using! I’ve found this is essential if you are going to remember and be able to use the new things you practice in your playing style effectively. Use backing tracks, drum loops, band practice, open mic nights – anything you can think of to practice using what you are learning in a musical situation.
3:47 Guitar practice tip summary.
4:02 Bonus Practice Tip – Avoid Overload!
Everywhere you look there are guitar players telling you to ‘learn this’, ‘learn that’, ‘learn the other.’ The result? Information overload and lack of focus! Just because someone tells you that you need to be able to do something, it might not fit with your goals and could just be a distraction from what you really need to work on.
Also avoid trying to practice too much in your guitar practice routine. This is an easy mistake to make. Remember to prioritize the most important things which will get YOU where YOU want to be as a guitarist.