A Guitar Practice Plan that guarantees success!
Do you know what makes a great guitar player play great? If you could sit and watch the process that they used to get good fast and then become great you would see them using alot of the same principles as they practice. How you practice will be how you perform or play. Here are 5 ideas that any guitar player can do to improve immediately and continue to improve week by week,
1. When learning any new idea on the guitar whether it’s chords or a lead solo. Break it down to a few notes or moves and PLAY IT SLOW ENOUGH TO PLAY IT RIGHT! If you practice a part 100 times and play it right 80 times, that’s 80% right. Seems like that’s not bad. It also means you’ve practiced it 20 times wrong. This kind of practice will guarantee mistakes will be programmed in.
2. Let’s look at another concept that great player’s use. Two words that will give you sucess in everything you on guitar is RIGHT REPETITION. You can play a part for an hour but not walk away with it much better. Repetition alone doesn’t guarantee results. What’s the solution? Play it 10 times correctly, then 10 more times correctly, the more times you play it correctly the easier it will get and you will get the result you’re looking for. Right repetition makes it easier and easier!
3. Make a list of these principles in a notebook. Read them over each time you practice and INTENTIONALLY USE THE PRINCIPLES until they become a regular part of how you practice. Especially in the beginning, I believe the guitar is more mental than physical. Using these priniciples allow you to get a great result each time you practice.
4. You should walk away from the guitar everytime feeling like you’ve accomplished something. I call it the 3 M’s. MINIMAL, MODERATE AND MASSIVE PROGRESS. Learn how to rate your progress You should have a realistic goal for the week and break it down so by the end of the week you’ve either accomplished your goal or exceeded your goal. Working with a pro gutar teacher can help you learn this important skill. Many times students think they’ve done poorly or minimally when they’ve actually had