5 Elements Of Effective Guitar Practice Schedules That Improve Your Guitar Playing
By Tom Hess
You become a better guitarist fast when you follow the right guitar practice schedules. The right practice schedules are different for everyone, but they consist of the same 5 elements that improve your guitar playing.
When these elements are present, you improve faster and guitar practice becomes fun. When these elements are absent, your progress becomes slower and more frustrating.
Perfect guitar practice schedules focus on:
Guitar Practice Element #1: Skill Development
(Each of these general skills can be broken down further into many smaller elements.)
Guitar Practice Element #2: Problem Solving
(Optional) Guitar Practice Element #3: Repertoire (Learning And Practicing Songs)
You don't need to learn songs to become a great guitar player. However, you may choose to practice songs, if:
You must be clear on the reason why you learn songs. This helps you determine how much time to spend on this area of your guitar practice.
Musical skills developed in isolation mean very little. You need to apply your knowledge and skills to musical contexts. You also need to integrate (combine) your skills together. This 3-tier approach leads to musical mastery.
This video explains how application and integration are practiced:
Guitar Practice Element #5: Review
Set aside some guitar practice time to review materials and skills you have learned in the past. This helps you keep your guitar playing skills in balance.
Why You Need Many Guitar Practice Schedules To Reach Your Musical Goals
There is no a single practice schedule that makes you a great guitar player. A single guitar practice schedule is only a stepping stone for reaching specific short-term goals. As your short-term goals are reached, you must adjust your practice schedules to continue improving. Your guitar practice schedules must evolve as your guitar playing skills and challenges evolve.
Focusing on the right things in your guitar practice schedules makes your practicing effective and fun. Every time you practice, you feel yourself becoming a better guitar player. This keeps you motivated and helps you reach your goals faster.
This guitar practice routine test helps you create effective guitar practice schedules.
Use the best guitar practice method to get big results in your guitar playing.
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