Here Is What To Do To Make Guitar Practice More Fun

Apr 28, 2016 • By

If you are no longer having fun while practicing guitar and every session feels tiresome, you will make slow progress for the following two reasons:

1. If you are disinterested or bored, you won't practice guitar as much. The less time you spend practicing, the less/slower the results you get.

2. It is even possible that you might completely lose your desire for playing guitar and simply stop playing. Of course, if you don't spend time practicing, you don't make any progress at all.

A great way to make guitar practice fun is to consistently track your progress. This simple (yet extremely important) action will benefit you in these ways:

1. You will be able to concentrate better during practice sessions. Before you can track any progress on guitar, you must have specific goals to measure it to. This will give you the ability to measure you progress, helping you become a better guitarist faster. To check out an example of how to do this, download this free resource on building guitar speed.

2. You begin competition against yourself to get better results. When you track your musical progress consistently, it becomes like a game to see how much results you can get every week. Think about playing a game, but never bothering to keep score… it wouldn't be as exciting would it? With that in mind, this is precisely what most guitarists are doing by not tracking their progress.

3. You will feel massively motivated to improve at guitar by getting feedback on your playing every single week.

Once your guitar practice begins yielding tons of results, the entire process becomes extremely engaging. Naturally, when your practice is fun, you make more results… leading to even greater overall progress!

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4. Your confidence for becoming a better guitarist will skyrocket. By having a positive attitude towards becoming a better player, you plant the seeds for your musical future.

Follow These Eight Steps To Make Fast Progress On Guitar:

Step 1: Look over the musical goals you have set for yourself, then think about the skills you will need to acquire in order to achieve them (this is something that a guitar teacher will help with).

Step 2: Locate all the best exercises that will help you attain these skills as effectively as possible (you will need to determine HOW to practice these exercises as well). Remember, not all exercises come in the form of physical things you must play on guitar – you may also need to find exercises that help you better understand music theory, improvisation, fretboard memorization, etc.

Step 3: Achieve your largest goals in less time by first determining smaller, short-term goals that will help you along the way (until you finally get to where you want to be).

Step 4: Practice the exercises you chose for short lengths of time, such as one week.

Step 5: Next, see how much progress you have made towards achieving your goals from step three above. If you need to test skills that are technique related, employ a metronome. Otherwise, you will need to assess your progress using a much more specialized approach (discussed below).

Step 6: Create and update a chart that displays your progress, so that you know how much progress you've made over the past week. This is the "score-keeping method" that makes getting better at guitar like a game.

Step 7: Look at your progress, then tune your oncoming guitar practice schedule in response. When you do this, you guarantee that you will make progress every new week.

Step 8: Go through steps 4-7 again while focusing on each shorter goal you have, until you've finally achieved all of your larger goals.

If you want to make this process even smoother and easier, use a tool that will track everything for you with the most precise assessments for analyzing all aspects of your guitar playing.

When you frequently track your guitar playing progress, you'll be shocked at how fast you begin transforming yourself into an awesome guitarist.

To find an example of the kind of results you can look forward to by following this process, check out this free report about developing serious guitar speed.

 

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Tom Hess

About The Author: Tom Hess is a professional touring musician, composer and successful rock/metal guitar teacher. He helps guitarists around...