Here’s a few tidbits of guitar wisdom
I’d like to share with you today.
The first one comes from a lady friend
of mine, who actually has a PhD in Guitar.
Yeah, I didn’t know there was such a thing
either, but apparently there is. 🙂
Anyway, she says: “Always have a goal in
mind when you sit down to practice.”
Maybe its getting a little bit faster on
a certain exercise, maybe its working
on a specific song, or piece…
WHATEVER it may be.
The point is, don’t just pick up your
guitar and noodle aimlessly. You can
noodle away for years that way and not really
get any better.
Actually that’s what a lot of players do
a lot of the time… unfortunately.
Moving onto the second piece of guitar philosophy,
a friend told me last night: “Even practice takes
Practice improving the *quality* of your practice.
Focus on your focus. Mental focus is a “muscle”
and needs to be developed.
The more you practice, the less it feels like discipline
and the more you get into the groove of it and start
to really enjoy the process.
Practice being consistent with how much you’re practicing
every day and when. Try to get into a ritual.
If you really DON’T feel like practicing but you should be,
then turn on the TV or watch something on the computer while
you’re practicing… you know, just to get yourself going.
It’s a little external stimulation to jumpstart you for
the first few minutes.
Once you get into it, then the TV becomes a distraction.
Turn it off…
And the third piece of advice I have, is to stay inspired.
Play different kinds of music, even as you’re working
on your main style. The easiest way to do that is just to
keep learning new stuff.
Learning is exciting if you’re into the material and
if you’re a guitar player, learning new things to play
is always a great experience.
Here’s a happenin’ new guitar course that I think is
perfect for you to help you stay fresh.
Check it out: https://www.bluegrassguitarsecrets.com
Have a nice weekend and keep playin,
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