The Best Guitar Practice Schedule

If you want to learn to play guitar, the first thing you need to come to grips with that you’re going to need to practice. That’s a word that scares a lot of us. After all, we just want to play guitar. Who said anything about practicing? Truth is, nothing worth doing comes easy, and this particularly applies to guitar. If you just want to strum a few of your favorite songs, you probably won’t have to practice much beyond initially learning those few songs. If you want to be a top-notch player, however, you’re going to have to roll up your sleeves and get to work. That means practice, and lots of it.

Some of us are organized, driven, and focused. Others need prompting. A guitar practice schedule is a good way to ensure you get the practice you need on a regular, consistent basis. That’s really the key. Inconsistent practice can gradually lead to no practice or practice that comes so infrequently that you find yourself trying to re-learn things you’ve already learned before.

Making a guitar practice schedule isn’t difficult. There’s a few considerations that can help you create a reasonable schedule you can adhere to. First, when do you work best, day or night? When do you have regular free time you can devote to a guitar practice routine? Build your schedule around those times.


Create a schedule for yourself and write it down. Something like the example below might work. You might prefer to use something a little more open and not so focused on specifics like time and content, but for those of you who need more focus, it might be helpful to structure your lessons down to the minute.


However you choose to schedule your practice sessions, just make sure you do your best to adhere to them and stay consistent. Also, try to find a personal space that’s quiet and where you won’t be disturbed. The phrase “practice makes perfect” has never been more true than when it comes to playing guitar. The more practice you get, the better you’re playing will become.

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