Playing the guitar is a wonderful hobby that lets you explore the vivid avenues of music. But many guitar players find it extremely difficult to juggle between their work and practice. While some of them can’t manage to find time, others get de-motivated and lose inspiration. So if you’re bearing the same brunt while practicing the guitar, here are a couple of tips that’ll surely help you boost your practice sessions.
While you start practicing your guitar, remember that it’s exactly like starting your car. Just like your first drive, guitar practice too needs a lot of energy and dedication at the beginning. But once you’re in the flow, there’s absolutely no looking back. Once you start practicing you’ll be truly amazed at how time flies by.
Get started right when you’re inspired
Remember, there’s no right time for starting a guitar practice. So if you have the right motivation in hand, don’t wait any longer and get started with your practice right away. Do not waste your time vacillating about how and when you’re going to practice. Trust us; you’ll never know how it feels like unless you get started with it. The universe does its bit by sending small snippets of inspiration and the best results turn out only when you follow them like you should.
Arrange your practice area
You can never enjoy a fruitful practice, if your practice area is all disorganized and messed up. So, you need go an extra mile in arranging your practice room. Make sure that whenever you walk in to your room, everything is in the right place. You will notice that it’ll be much less stressful and more pleasant to work in an organized area. On the contrary, if you’re things are disheveled, you’ll end up being much more stressful while playing the strings.
Numerous aspects and thoughts are at work in our heads while we are hardly aware of it – at least not fully. So although it might apparently seem that your disorganized room doesn’t bother you, the results are otherwise. This is exactly why hotel rooms are prim and proper while you enter them.
How would you really feel when you walked into a messy hotel which you actually booked for relaxing? Well, you would feel the same with a messy practice room. So make it a point to clean and organize things while you enter it.
Add some innovation to your practice zone
Look at the walls in your practice zone. Does it seem mundane and boring? Do those pictures seem outdated? Do those, furniture look unwieldy? Do you those music CDs no longer represent you? Well, in either case, you need to revamp your room. Not only will instill a new vigor but will also boost you with a sense of energy.
Remember why you’re actually practicing
It can be way easier to practice with the strings if you know what you’re doing it for. Ask yourself this question. Ask yourself whether you’re doing this to keep the technique in flow, write a new, innovative song, to brush up your skills on a new guitar solo, to learn a couple of guitar licks or to work on the vibrato. Once you know this, practicing will turn out to be way more fun and fulfilling.
Inspire and motivate yourself
Yes. If you’re looking out to enjoy practice sessions that’ll turn out to be fruitful, make it a point to inspire and motivate yourself. Instead of vacillating and constantly telling yourself, that you should practice, learn to live in the moment. Learn to say go. Learn to do things in the moment. If you’re looking out to practice in the current hour, you should have an idea when it’s about to begin. Tell that to yourself loudly. Once you motivate and inspire yourself; practicing with the strings will get an entirely new definition.
Strings work in a strange way
Yes. Our guitar practice indeed works in a funny and somewhat innovative way. Honestly, don’t really have to play eight hours straight to get things in the right way. Well, if you want to be faster with finger picking, then it’s different. But to be better, you needn’t really invest eight hours of your day practicing (who has time for that?). Always concentrate on the quality instead of the quantity.
You can ‘actually’ buck up on your proficiency for playing one hour daily. But make sure you’re consistent and without any distractions. You can try solos, repeat a lick over and over again or even try faster rhythms. But make it a point to be consistent during the hour.
Well, now that you’ve checked these guidelines start playing the strings and you’ll end up playing guitar like a pro.
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