Does your guitar playing progress seem slow? Do you feel you practices for hours and hours but make very little progress?
Then read on!
The reason why your guitar playing may be slow is because you’re focused on trying to get good in one element of your guitar playing! Instead you should focus on practicing more than just your technique, or just a song. Think of it this way, in building a desk you bought from a furniture store you’d build it step one, step two, step three, etc. And that makes sense! But only for building furniture and other certain tasks. But learning guitar is a whole other animal!
What you want to do with your guitar playing is practice MULTIPLE things in your practice schedule. This is known as taking the geometric approach to your guitar playing. When it comes to playing guitar, focusing on one thing for weeks won’t propel your results. But if you make progress on your guitar technique, and at the same time you make progress in your ear training, or your music theory knowledge, then in one week you have made 3x more progress in your guitar playing than you would have if you had only practiced your guitar technique or a song.
Here’s an example of how you’d organize your guitar practicing:
Ear training: 5 minutes
Alternate picking: 15 minutes
Song you’re learning: 30 minutes
Scales: 10 minutes
Songwriting: 25 Minutes
Improvising: 14 minutes
By practicing this way you are targeting multiple areas of your guitar playing and propelling your guitar playing further in multiple areas. So next time you practice guitar, make sure you practice using SOME sort of practice schedule. You can use my layout and adjust it to you availability to fit your own schedule or spread it out over a few days and over the next few weeks you will notice significant improvement in your guitar playing!
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- Randy Garcia